For our next book club meeting, we’ll head from academia straight into pop culture with Nora Ephron’s “Heartburn,” her 1983 autobiographical novel that was made into a film with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson a few years later.
We’ll gather at 7 p.m. on August 14 at Thai Fresh, 909 W. Mary St. to talk about “Heartburn,” as well as some of Ephron’s other works, including “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Julie & Julia,” so don’t feel like you have to consume both the film and the book version of “Heartburn” to be able to participate. Ephron’s death last month got us all thinking about the impact she made during her long career, and if you only have time to read a snippet of her work, make sure it’s this commencement speech, which went viral after her passing.
Our favorite bookstore, Book Woman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., is hosting a Nora Ephron tribute bash at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. From the website:
Join Drash Pit, the online monthly multimedia mosh (www.drashpit.com), and BookWoman on Thursday, July 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 in feting the dearly departed, Nora Ephron. This writer, director, feminist, and inspiration to many will be remembered with readings, film clips, food (Nora was quite the foodie), and irreverent fun. Come dressed like Nora or one of her film characters and we might even have a fake orgasm contest. Who knows? Whatever, it will be a scream.
You can RSVP for that event on its Facebook page.