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One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us

Erica Heller

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Abrams
15 June 2020
Biography; Memoirs
A few years ago, Erica Heller, daughter of novelist Joseph Heller, realized how universal the longing is for one more moment with a lost loved one. It could be a parent, a sibling, a mentor, or a friend, but who wouldn't love the opportunity to sit down, break bread, and just talk? Who wouldn't jump at the chance to ask those enduring questions, or share those unvoiced feelings?

In Table for Two, Heller, an acclaimed memoirist herself, has asked friends and family of authors, artists, musicians, comedians, actors, and others, to recount one such fantastic repast. Muffie Meyer and her documentary subject Little Edie Beale go to a deli in Montreal. Kirk Douglas asks his father what he thought of him becoming an actor. Sara Moulton dines with her friend Julia Child. The Anglican priest George Pitcher has lunch with Jesus. These richly imagined stories are endlessly revealing, about the subject, the writer, the passage of time, regret, gratitude, and the power of enduring love.
By:   Erica Heller
Imprint:   Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781419735325
ISBN 10:   1419735322
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Erica Heller is the author of the memoir Yossarian Slept Here; a novel, Splinters; and 300 Ways to Say No to a Man, a humor book illustrated by Seymour Chwast. She has contributed to the New York Observer, Huffington Post, and other publications.

Reviews for One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us

Erica Heller's One Last Lunch presents a series of poignant vignettes, all taking place over a shared meal between two connected people. It's a brilliant read, and a vigorous workout for the heart. I'm guessing it will more than whet your appetite for healing power of a good meal, shared. --Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group Setting the Table One Last Lunch is a treasure trove filled with personal remembrances, some savory, some sweet, others haunting, hilarious and ultimately healing. This book resonates and works its way right into your heart. --Carly Simon One Last Lunch is a powerful, surprise-filled read that is as charming and funny as it is moving, --Helen Mirren


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