22 out of 27 BookBrowse readers gave Making Toast 4 or 5 stars. Here's what they had to say:
This is a beautifully written and emotional little memoir, comprised of non-sequential short anecdotes which encapsulate the year following the sudden death of the author's thirty-eight-year-old daughter. The author and his wife move into their son-in-law's home to help care for their three young grandchildren. The sparse format of the book precludes deep intimacy with the family, yet I still came away with a sense of knowing and caring about them all, adults and children. I will remember these people and will wish I could know how their lives play out in the years to come (perhaps a sequel?) (Mary Q). I loved this book from beginning to end. It gave me a clearer understanding of what is important in life. Thank you, Mr. Rosenblatt, for writing this heartwarming book...
Beyond the Book
Roger Rosenblatt (born in 1940), is a journalist, author, playwright, and teacher.
His contributions to Time and PBS have won two George Polk Awards, a Peabody Award,
and an Emmy Award. He is the author of five Off-Broadway plays and twelve books,
including the national bestseller Rules
for Aging and Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize
and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Lapham
Rising, also a national bestseller, was his first novel.