Heartburn - Nora Ephron Rachel Samstat is seven months pregnant with their second child when she learns that her husband, Mark Feldman has been having an affair. As she says herself, “The first day I did not think it was funny. I didn’t think it was funny the third day either, but I managed to make a little joke about it. ‘The most unfair thing about this whole business’ I said, ‘is that I can’t even date.’” That pretty much sets the tone for the whole book. Through her reminiscences we meet Rachel’s family, friends, first husband and therapy group and she holds nothing back.

I don’t know how I came across this title (published in 1983) but it sounded like a fun read to I grabbed the audio version from the library. And it was a fun read … but only because Meryl Streep was doing the narration. I have read books with similar story lines and this one fell a little short not only in believability but because I found Rachel very annoying so I could barely work up any sympathy for her situation. If it hadn’t been for Ms. Streep’s talent I probably would not have finished. So I’ll split the rating down the middle … 1 star for the story and definitely 5 stars for Ms. Streep’s narration.