Meryl Streep Will Read Nora Ephron's "Heartburn" for Random House

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15 Apr 2013

Meryl Streep at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011.
Meryl Streep at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011.
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Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the 1986 film adaptation of Nora Ephron's semi-autobiographical work "Heartburn," will lend her voice to a new Random House Audio release of that recipe-punctuated 1983 novel.

Random House Audio will release "Heartburn" in audio format for the very first time in July. Streep, who was a close friend of the late writer, worked with Ephron on the films "Heartburn," "Silkwood" and "Julie & Julia."

"Heartburn" is described as "Ephron's sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage. In this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, she reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter."

Random House Audio is also planning digital audio releases of Ephron's "Wallflower at the Orgy," "Crazy Salad" and "Scribble Scribble."

Ephron is represented on Broadway this season with her new play Lucky Guy, starring Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.