Making Toast - Roger Rosenblatt

Making Toast

By Roger Rosenblatt

  • Release Date: 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Book: Making Toast
Making Toast book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 57 Ratings)

Making Toast Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Making Toast is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

“A painfully beautiful memoir….Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.”

—E. L. Doctorow

A revered, many times honored (George Polk, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, to name but a few) journalist, novelist, and playwright, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family. A book that grew out of his popular December 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking. Writer Ann Beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, “written so forthrightly, but so delicately, that you feel you’re a part of this family.”

User reviews about the book

  • Name dropping is annoying

    4
    By AliHar
    This is an excellent look at death that comes too early and the damage it leaves in its wake. Hard to put down. The only thing that distracts and detracts is the name dropping that appears with regularity. The author is famous and has famous friends but it seems wrong and too jarring in an otherwise beautiful book about the loss of his daughter. I found it annoying in the end - just like in Ben Bradlee's autobiography, it seemed like bragging.
  • Making Toast

    5
    By Mensfula
    Couldn't put this down. Did not want it to end! it is surprising that this story could so fill one with such hope. Thank you Mr. Rosenblatt.

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