This is not. It's in fact an experience-sharing self-help book by the Golden GI am very surprised by how good this book is. At first, I thought this was another memoir of a rags-to-riches Hollywood star, ghostwritten by a professional writer.
This is not. It's in fact an experience-sharing self-help book by the Golden Globe winner of Desperate Housewife, Teri Hatcher. It took 20 years for Hatcher to become where she is today, after starting her career as Superman's girlfriend in Lois & Clark 2 decades ago. In the interim, she went through a marriage, motherhood, divorce and a blank page in her career, before making a stunning come-back with the role Susan in Desperate Housewife. She really has a lot to share with all those divorcees, underdogs, mothers or just ordinary women out there.
"Burnt Toast" is a metaphor used by Hatcher to describe how she used to be, and it is the central theme of the book. She used to eat the burnt toast - just swallow whatever is thrust into her throat without complaints, rather than finding out and pursuing her own real needs and desires. Now she will just throw any burnt toast away.
The book is very well written. I am not entirely sure whether the book was actually written by Hatcher, but I will take her word for that. And I think she really wrote it, and her editor touched it up. Hatcher's voice is so candid and sincere that the lines read as if Hatcher is chatting with you. It's really enjoyable and you will definitely gain something out of it.
There are numerous quotable quotes in the book and I particularly like these two:
"Oh my God, I can define myself, by my own standards."
"I wanted her to learn that if you can pause and reflect on a situation before reacting, a world of options spreads before you."...Continua