Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life

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Hyperion, May 2, 2006 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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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.

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Lots of great insight and life lessons. - Goodreads
There are life stories, morals, and courage. - Goodreads
Ok, I do use this book in my memoir-writing class. - Goodreads
She is such a funny writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

Let me start this off by saying I've never seen Desperate Housewives- but I grew up watching Lois & Clark in the nineties, and have seen Teri Hatcher in random hair and store commercials. I figured I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeni - Goodreads

I chose this book because I love desperate housewives! Susan Mayer was my favorite. The first attempt at this book I wasn't a mom, but now I'm a mom and it helped me see the importance of being able to tackle your dreams and still be a good mom. I'm a single mom as well! Read full review

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