You've seen those author interviews where the question is inevitably asked, "if you were to host a dinner party and could invite anyone you wanted who would you invite and why?" In this volume, Erica Heller, daughter of author Joseph Heller, makes it lunch and brings together the responses of 50 notable personalities like Michael Douglas, Daniel Bellow, and Bob Balaban to name a few. Questions one has always wanted answered by a loved one or admired mentor are fully fleshed out over a shared meal. Lovely distracting reading for our current times.
— From One Last Lunch
About the Author
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.
“One Last Lunch is a powerful, surprise-filled read that is as charming and funny as it is moving,”
— Helen Mirren
“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
“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