Making Toast: A Family Story

Paperback | February 15, 2011

byRoger Rosenblatt

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“A painfully beautiful memoir….Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive.” <_o3a_p>

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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.”<_o3a_p>

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“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 lif...

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From O magazine to the New York Times, from authors such as E. L. Doctorow to Ann Beattie, critics and writers across the country have hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as an evocative, moving testament to the enduring power of a parent's love and the bonds of family. When Roger's daughter, Amy—a gifted doctor, mother, and wife—co...

Roger Rosenblatt's essays forTimeandThe NewsHouron PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off- Broadway plays and seventeen books, includingNew York TimesNotable BooksKayak MorningandThe Boy Detective, as well as other national bestsellers UnlessIt Moves the Human Heart,Making Toast,Rule...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061825956

ISBN - 13:9780061825958

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“There are circumstances in which prose is poetry, and the unornamented candor of Rosenblatt’s writing slowly attains to a sober sort of lyricism...This is more than just a moving book. It is also a useful book....[Rosenblatt’s] toast is buttered with wisdom. ”