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From America's most beloved comedic actress and the star of Desperate Housewives comes a personal, heartfelt, and often very funny manifesto on life, love, and the lessons we all need to learn, and unlearn, on the road to happiness.

Teri Hatcher secured her place in America's heart when she stood up to accept her Golden Globe for Best Actress and declared herself a "has-been" on national television. That moment showcased her down-to-earth, self-deprecating style, and her frank openness about the ups and downs she's experienced in life and work.

But what the world might not have seen that night is that Teri's self-acceptance is the hard-won effort of a single mother with all the same struggles most women have to juggle: life, love, bake sale cookies, and dying cats. Now, in the hope that her foibles and insights might inspire and motivate other women, Teri opens up about the little moments that have sustained her through good times and bad.

From the everyday (like the importance of letting your daughter spill her macaroni so she knows it's okay to make mistakes) to the rare (a rendezvous with a humpback whale, and no, he was not a suitor), the message at the heart of Burnt Toast, that happiness and success are choices that we owe it to ourselves to make, is sure to resonate with women everywhere.

©2006 Teri Hatcher. All Rights Reserved. (P)2006 Hyperion. All Rights Reserved.

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  • MaryABrown
  • 25-12-21

Burnt Toast to me

It was amazing! The reader did a fabulous job telling this story. So much character in her voice!
The subjects Terry writes about are all so very common in all of our lives and needs to be told or read out loud!
I recommend listening to this book on audiobook for the simple sisterhood we have for one another.
I laughed and cried often. It’s both hilarious and so very tragic. After reading this book you’ll appreciate yourself for doing so!
Thank you Terry!

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  • Donna C
  • 28-10-21

Reminiscing Reminder

Woven through vignettes of her life, Terri shares her enlightened suggestions for improving self esteem, creating healthy boundaries and finding joy.

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  • Matt
  • 04-04-16

Great for divorced single mothers not for inspiration

Too much talk about saggy boobs

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Would recommend to overweight cat as well

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  • Elizabeth
  • 19-09-17

Don't waste 3 hours or the credit on this one. Especially if you want to like her.

I had heard good things about this book and the story of the burnt toast. That was the only take away point. She is self congratulatory throughout and clearly thinks herself a superlative mother and person. It gets old fast. Except for being cautious with money (she still goes to garage sales!) she has no grasp of motherhood today.

I love that she repeatedly talks of never having plastic surgery which by 2017 she clearly has had work done. She talks of the pressures to be physically perfect and says she has never been on a diet and always been thin.

She talks of her ambitions yet she just "fell into acting" without any study of the craft. And she writes about not winning an Emmy and being happy for her castmate yet repeatedly doesn't mention her name.

This was only 3 hours and I only finished it to have more things to laugh about. I would say she is clearly not very bright but she conned someone out of cash to write this and many more people like me to read or listen. Save yourself!