Synopses & Reviews
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.
From the comedic actress and star of "Desperate Housewives" comes a personal, heartfelt, and often very funny manifesto on life, love, and the lessons learned on the road to happiness.
Few women in America are as adored -- and accessible -- as Teri Hatcher. As the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award-winner for her portrayal of ditzy divorcee Susan Mayer on ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives
, she's attained a level of success late in her career (in Hollywood terms, anyway) that most women would kill for. But in real life, Teri deals with the same issues as so many women: divorce, single motherhood, bad dates, turning forty . . . So it's no surprise that when Burnt Toast
was published in hardcover, it received tremendous attention and went on to become a major national bestseller.
Full of Teri's foibles and successes, unexpected vulnerability, and frank openness (from looking in the refrigerator for Mr. Right to being told by her daughter's pediatrician that she should date more), Burnt Toast is a funny, intimate, uplifting portrait of one woman's daily struggles and successes on the road to living an inspired life.
About the Author
In 2005, Teri Hatcher won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Susan Mayer on the hit TV show Desperate Housewives. Hatcher starred as Lois Lane in the TV series Lois & Clark, and has appeared in many feature films, including Spy Kids and as Bond girl Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies. A California native, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Emerson Rose.