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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (384 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Lee Narrator: Sandra Le Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The true story of how celebrity chef Sandra Lee went from being raised on food stamps to starring in her own TV show, Semi-Homemade Cooking, on the Food Network. This powerful, emotional, and astonishing story will inspire anyone who has faced adversity to overcome challenges and persevere. Sandra's candid account of her personal journey offers a rare glimpse into the life of the woman behind the phenomenal success of Semi-Homemade.

Smart, witty, and moving, Made From Scratch is an uplifting tale of determination and survival. Sandra is stunningly open about her abusive childhood and the responsibility thrust upon her at an early age to be the caretaker of her family. Through a series of tragedies and challenges, she painfully discovered that we are all learned to be a self-sufficient and independent woman.

After moving to Wisconsin at 15 to live with her father, an unexpected tragedy and the fallout from his mistakes required her to get her own apartment while still in high school. At 21, Sandra moved to Los Angeles, working with the gritty resolve and make-do skills she learned as a child, she became a millionaire by the time she was 25, only to lose her fortune before the age of 30 and have to start all over again. Sandra started Semi-Homemade, smarter and wiser from her past mistakes, and has never looked back.

Now dedicated to helping others through various charities and foundations, Sandra is committed to aiding and inspiring people to reach their dreams. Her unforgettable story will show that if she can do it, you can too. Made From Scratch will make you laugh, cry, think, and embrace the grace and glory in every day. Sometimes feisty but always sincere, Made From Scratch has all of the ingredients that make up the recipe of a courageous life and remarkable success.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan McClary | 2/14/2014

    " Looking at Sandra Lee you would think she had a perfect life. However looks can be deceiving. With a great grandparent, the love of the Lord, and hard work - she in not repeating the mistakes of her parents. This is a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria | 2/5/2014

    " A fast read. Not particularly well-written, but a decent rags-to-riches story. I have not been a fan of her TV show, but now that I know how hard she worked to get where she is I think I'll give it a second chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracy | 1/26/2014

    " Why did I read this book? I don't enjoy cooking and I'm not crafty, but I do enjoy stories of successful women who have overcome adversity. The book is not particularly well written, but the story is interesting, and I like Sandra's "semi-homemade" idea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " If you look at my list of books, you will see this is the second autobiography of a Food Network star. Sandra Lee has lead a difficult life. She's a driven and ambitious woman and I can see why she is so successful in her career. "

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About the Author

Sandra Lee is an Emmy-winning and internationally acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home. She has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature “smart and simple” philosophy. She is the host of Food Network’s Sandra’s Money Saving Meals and Semi-Homemade Cooking, a veteran program on the network in its fifteenth season, as well as the host of HGTV’s Sandra Lee Celebrates, a series of holiday primetime specials. Sandra has launched several lines of home, garden, and craft products and produced a successful DIY home improvement series. Her new home products line, Sandra by Sandra Lee, launched at Sears and Kmart in spring 2012. Since 2002 Sandra has written more than twenty cookbooks and a memoir, Made from Scratch, which all together have sold over four million copies.