Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

Heartburn

Heartburn

‘I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other . . . Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel’ Nigella Lawson

*

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. Heartburn is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!

*

Praise

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron’s hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a ‘neck as long as an arm’ is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron’s gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold – Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine. – Sali Hughes, Stylist

‘Nora Ephron’s first novel is warm, witty and wise.’ – Harper’s Bazaar
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170

Reviews

I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
Sali Hughes, Stylist
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Guardian
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Heartburn

Heartburn

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes. HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge.

This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th August 2008

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085170