Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life

Burnt Toast And Other Philosophies of Life 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

  • Title: Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life
  • Author: Teri Hatcher
  • ISBN: 9781401308933
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 samFew 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 , Burnt Toast is a funny, intimate, uplifting portrait of one woman s daily struggles and successes on the road to living an inspired life.

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    1. I finished this book because I felt like I needed to be nice to the author, who seemed to be trying really, really hard. I acknowledge that that was a pretty silly reason.

    2. I purchased this book after reading the first few pages which explain the title. The idea behind it is that if her mother was making breakfast for everyone and ended up burning some toast, she would eat that toast herself, instead of making another slice so she could have good toast. It occurerd to me that I actually do this too, not only in relation to toast, but other sacrifices for my family as well. Despite the fact I have not yet gone back to finish reading this, even if I never do, I know [...]

    3. *Sigh*I'm no Teri Hatcher enthusiast but I grew up watching "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman". I compare every Lois Lane to Hatcher and none of them seem to measure up. As a child I loved her, I thought she was smart and funny and beautiful, she was tough and driven but never bitchy or cold. Then Desperate Housewives happenedd I fell in love with Hatcher all over again. So I love her but I'm not obsessed (in case you are wondering who I am obsessed with, these are the women that [...]

    4. When I choose to read a book written by a celebrity author, it is usually because I am a fan and want to know more about them. But I wouldn’t necessarily say I am a “fan” of Teri Hatcher’s. Sure, I still tune into Desparate Housewives but for some reason I have a hard time separating the actor from the role and I think of Teri as Susan. Which is pretty much what I got out of this book too.The amount of information she shares in this book is shocking; from no sex on her honeymoon to intim [...]

    5. I classify this as unputdownable! Reading the book was a breeze for me mainly because (a) I'm a fan of Lois & Lane and Desperate Housewives and (b) c'mon, who wouldn't admire her for maintaining a goddess figure through the years?Teri Hatcher is a heck of a funny lady! She's very natural in relating her stories with loads of humor and bits of sarcasm all throughout. I never thought that she's a practical yet classy lady, a strong person who survived two divorces, a healthy eater and a very d [...]

    6. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I didn't even know who Teri Hatcher was before I listened to this book but I immediately identified with her stories. Don't settle for burnt toast.

    7. Teri Hatcher used to be one of my favourite actresses. I grew up watching her as Lois Lane on “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and spent my twenties watching her as Susan Mayer on “Desperate Housewives”. As an impressionable teenager I looked up to her. I thought she was intelligent, beautiful, funny, and a total badass. I was so jealous that she got to kiss Dean Cain (who I had a huge crush on at the time). I loved her on DH. Susan was my favourite desperate housewife. I [...]

    8. I love memoirs and biographies, so of course being a huge Desperate Housewives fan I picked up this book. I really, really, really wanted to love this book! I obviously should have realized that since part of the title is "And Other Philosophies," that it was not a memoir but more of an inspirational book. Her "philosophies" are very elementary and something I like to call common sense! I was originally going to give this book 2 stars but being a Desperate Housewives and Susan fan, I gave in and [...]

    9. I ended up really loving this book. When I first got it, I didn't realize that it was written for women. I started reading it and by the time I realized it, I was already too into the book. It was easy for me to relate to Teri because we both have very similar styles of writing as well as interests and things that have happened to us. When she was talking about how to build yourself up and know you are with more than burnt toast, it really spoke to me. I recommend this to anybody of any gender t [...]

    10. I loved this book! I wouldn't say I've always been a fan of Teri Hatcher, but that doesn't mean I wasn't a fan either. I saw her in things, and knew who she was, but can't say I was a follower. I picked up this book because the title caught my attention, and sometimes the "hollywood" life intrigues me. I felt like I was reading my own diary, not with life situations, but with the feelings and battle inside. Great, funny, inspiring, and uplifting book that leaves you thinking of ways to put yours [...]

    11. as embarrassing as it may be to admit one of my favorite books. her honesty throughout the book, and devotion to her daughter are admirable. picked the book up while wandering aimlessly through the bookstore looking for something new to read and almost couldn't put it back down. the stories of her roadtrips with her daughter in her van that doesn't accelerate past 35mph kept me laughing.

    12. I enjoyed this book and Teri's upbeat look at life. She doesn't talk about anything too serious like how she was abused as a child. I always think of her appearance on Seinfeld - "They're real and they are spectacular!" I think she talked about being on the show but I read this awhile ago and I don't remember for sure.

    13. love it of my favorites she is a simple lady who is expressing simple factsthat show that awkward moments and reaching rock bottom isn't the end of the worldI really believed her and related to her

    14. I'm so thankful Teri Hatcher wrote this book. She seems to really love and care about other women and made an honest effort to portray her life in a way that I believe everyone can relate to. I especially liked the part where she talked about what a big difference something as small as a bubble bath can be. How you should take time to pamper yourself. I liked how she spoke honestly about her bad choices and how much she loves her daughter. Especially great was how she revealed how someone as bea [...]

    15. Why do so many women, especially mothers, tear themselves down and accept for themselves what they wouldn't give away to others? Teri Hatcher argues that women, including herself, too often accept second best for themselves because they think they don't deserve any better. She advocates for women treating themselves better. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wholeheartedly agree that many women need to love and treat themselves better.

    16. Psycho babble!! At least of she was a comedian, it would have been funny. Just another person's viewpoint on life, nothing special. Not worth the read. Definitely don't buy. At most rent the audiobook from the library.

    17. I loved this book!! She was very open about her ' love' life and I found her mommy stories very endearing. You can just tell she is a good mom :) Not t mention that I loooooved Desperate Housewifes and reddng this book brought me back to thus again haha! ;) It's a quick read, very entertaining can only recommend it !

    18. I don’t know why I was interested in reading this book. I have never watched a show Teri Hatcher played on and she isn’t really a favorite actress of mine. I liked her on the Radio Shack commercials with Howie Long. I thought she exuded self confidence especially with someone as hunky and cool as Howie. When I saw that she wrote a book, I was intrigued. I thought maybe she was writing about her life and how she became famous with a story full of name dropping and gossip and maybe a little th [...]

    19. Burnt Toast And Other Philosophies of life !!!So when I saw "Burnt Toast" by "Teri Hatcher" on the shelf of the library the other day I decided that it would be a good one to read next and I'm glad I did because whilst its not as inspirational and life changing as the blurb tries to make out, it is an interesting, refreshing and surprisingly engaging account of someone's pursuit for perfection -and eventual realisation that perfection is neither attainable nor desirable.- Hatcher doesn't take he [...]

    20. 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 had seen her enough to justify this quick tell-all of her life. First off, as others have mentioned, she uses the Burnt Toast metaphor WAY too much, to the point of silliness. She also seems to have a real self-esteem problem- so much so that she really should be saying all of this to a therapis [...]

    21. I first began absorbing the content of this book by listening to it on audiobook. My first impression of it was that it was cute, but corny, and that Hatcher went a bit above and beyond in the use of her food related metaphors. However, as I kept listening, I realized that the reason I was a bit on the annoyed side is because she writes like me, her quirks are like me, her philosophies are like mine, and no one really likes to listen to themselves or read their own work. Once I came to this real [...]

    22. Burnt Toast – Teri HatcherEverything you wanted to know about Teri Hatcher but no that about says it. I won’t leave it there. It is a very easy book to read, a fast read, and written in a very simple style. The book personifies everything I thought I knew of the author from interviews I’ve seen and her acting style.There are life stories, morals, and courage. Mostly it is a book about a woman with low self-esteem who (even towards the end of the story) never seems to come to grips with he [...]

    23. This me reading celeb memoirs thing really needs to stop. I didn't even watch Desperate Housewives after the first season. Or Lois and Clark. I don't know that Hatcher is particularly relatable. She's 10 feet tall, pin thin without trying and has really nice hair. And in spite of her insistence that she suffers from the same insecurities as the rest of us, how many of the rest of us have had our breasts immortalized for all eternity in the phrase, "They're real and they're spectacular"? Um, none [...]

    24. Not sure what what I was expecting, and not sure what to think about this book, I loved Teri Hatcher in Desperate Housewives, which is why I decided to pick up this book to readI liked it, but felt that she should have left some things to our imaginations (in my opinion, I think she gave, way too many personal details) at the same time I thought that she was funny, sometimes sad a very complicated person (aren't we all?) she seems rather insecure, and wants people to see her as an average person [...]

    25. I was curious about this book because of the title. I too am an Type A personality and could certainly relate to many of Teri Hatcher's stories thinking of various points of my life.It was a long read because there was no dialogue, just the recounting of her many experiences and the journey she has made while reflecting on and learning from these experiences. It did make me laugh at times and at times it was a bit long.What I did like, was the honesty with which she wrote her book. As an actress [...]

    26. I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. This is part memoir (but not salacious tell-all) and part self-help. I'm grateful to have read this now since I recently underwent a big breakup and could relate to Teri's feelings about her divorce. In addition, I think many women suffer from insecurity and feelings of phoniness when they are successful. In college they had a seminar for women students about it, but I foolishly didn't attend, thinking it wouldn't affect me. This focuses [...]

    27. I never thought I'd ever read anything written by a former Lois Lane. But strangely, this book showed a side of celebrities that I've always known: they're just people. People with problems, hang-ups, insecurities, and blotched pasts. Duh. But in the current wave of celebrity worship, this was a refreshing change from the usual "woe-is-me-I'm-so-talented-that-I-can't-even-go-out-of-my-door, and-my-poor-relations-take-advantage-of-me" memoir. She talks about her difficulty being a single mom, why [...]

    28. I have to admit I just couldn't finish this book--something that is incredibly, extremely rare for me. I got the Kindle version on sale, and thought it looked sort of Bossypants-ish and worth giving a try. Really it's a bunch of lamenting how hard her life is, with seemingly total oblivion to the gross overprivilege that is worked into most of her anecdotes. It's supposed to be an advice book but the advice is banal and repeats itself over and over without regard to the ostensible theme of a giv [...]

    29. Подходих към тази книга доста лекомислено - мислех си как ще я прочета за час-два, без да се задълбочавам особено. Сигурна бях, че няма да ме впечатли. Пък и ми беше любопитно що за четиво ще сътвори една симпатична актриса от "Отчаяни съпруги". Е, оказа се, че съм подценила и ак [...]

    30. Why the heck have I taken this book from the library shelf. WHY.I don't think I have even rated 50 shades of Grey like that.No, this book is not funny. At all. The advices? - even Paolo Coehlo has better content in his books.The contraries between sentences? Denials of denials. Perfect mother - next page the worst mother. I don't expect the prize - I want the prize. Is she bipolar or what? It was freaking hard to read, I was just shaking my head in disbelief every few paragraphs. No. And no. And [...]

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