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“The Second Piece of French Toast”


Westport Author Hilary Burns Discusses Book on Zoom

Stratford Library
Sunday, March 20th at 2 p.m.

The Westport author Hilary Burns will discuss her frank and inspiring memoir,The Second Piece of French Toast”  in a special Zoom program for the Stratford Library on Sunday, March 20th at 2 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

Hilary Arnow Burns is a graduate of Wharton Business School and a varsity athlete.  She had a successful career on Wall Street, looked great, had plenty of friends and a lot of fun.  She got married and told herself she was living her dream.  Two kids and 14 years later, she had gained 40 pounds and thought her only problem was her weight.

Two comments woke her up one day – one from her daughter and one from an old high school friend.  She got motivated and started losing her excess baby weight.  Without food to numb her, she had a disturbing realization.  She didn’t like what had happened to her life.  Little by little she realized that her dream life was a fantasy that she was not living.

Burns’ moving memoir tells the story of her journey – how she takes a hard, difficult look at her marriage and her life. The gym becomes Hilary’s laboratory.  All sorts of things happen there – good and not so good. The Second Piece of French Toast is authentic, courageous and real.  It is truly inspiring.  Anyone who has ever wondered what happened to their life needs to read this book.  It will inspire you to create a life that you love.

The Stratford Library will host author Hilary Burns on the Zoom platform from 2-3 p.m.  To register for a Zoom link visit:


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