Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep
Rating: * * * *
This is a laugh-out-loud story of surviving the breakup of a marriage.
I highly recommend this recording just to hear Meryl Streep bring it to life. I wouldn’t have found the story half as funny had I read it in print: Streep’s inflections and timing bring out humor I would certainly have missed from the cast of self-indulgent characters.
Ephron penned many popular screenplays, including Sleepless in Seattle. The first print edition of Heartburn was published in 1983. This audio recording was released in 2013.
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