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Focal Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 176 pages
Teri Hatcher, star of Desperate Housewives, will offer an original perspective on life. With her offbeat humour and fresh point of view, she'll look back at her own life and at how she got a second chance after hitting 40. There'll be plenty of confessions, anecdotes and humour, making this a highly entertaining read.Teri's portrayal of the kooky, warm, and loveable Susan in Desperate Housewives has earned her a return to the public's heart after her strong yet vulnerable portrayal of Lois in Lois and Clark, once again fighting the all too familiar fight of an ambitious woman in love who wants it all, and with a hunky cherry on top!Teri's real life may not have had the sci-fi drama of Lois, nor the house-burning, murder-laden intrigue of Susan, but it has been no less tumultuous.Having tasted the sweetness of the Hollywood high-life with the initial phenomenal success of Lois and Clark, Teri found herself in Hollywood's wilderness, playing bit-parts or staring in second-rate movies, considered too old to be a love-interest or sexy lead, but too glamorous to play the meatier roles of a hard-hitting drama. Even the brief glimmer of hope offered in Tomorrow Never Dies was short lived, killing her off soon after she appeared. Just when things looked as though they could not become any bleaker, Teri and her husband, actor Jon Tenney, divorced, leaving her a single mum with increasing desperate career prospects.But like so many women in her position, Teri refused to be beaten and has turned her life around.BURNT TOAST is Teri Hatcher's account of getting a second chance at life at the age of forty. Written in the kooky, upbeat manner that we have come to expect from a superwoman who personifies the strong and sexy - if slightly neurotic - woman of the twenty-first century, America's favourite housewife writes about taking control of life and claiming what you deserve, using her own story of ups, downs, and finally success to inspire readers to follow their own dreams.

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