One Last Lunch

A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us


In this heartwarming collection edited by Joseph Heller’s daughter, dozens of contributors imagine one last lunch with someone they cherished


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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.

Additional information

Weight 502 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 14.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 15 June 2020
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Erica Heller
Dimensions 21.6 x 14.6 cm
Weight 502 g


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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.