5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life (Hardcover)
I found Burnt Toast to be refreshing in the sense that Teri Hatcher comes across as a sincere, kind-hearted, busy working mother who can relate to others in a very down-to-earth way. She chose to share some of the most intimate details of her life and relationships in an attempt to help other women examine their choices and to put themselves first more often. She also reminds us to see the kindness in others, and to not sit in judgment. For these and other commendable intentions shared in the book, I would give Burnt Toast a four-star rating.
I reduced my overall rating of the book due to the writing style, which was a bit too conversational and often took many tangents. While this can be charming in person, it was hard to follow on the written page. And as others have noted already, certain points were repeated too often.
Burnt Toast did not spark a big perspective shift for me, but it was an easy, light read. I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to manage their expectations, and who is happy to find the occasional bits of wisdom contained within the meandering stories.