It's All About the Shoes: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Search for the Perfect Pair

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Women have a nearly universal passion for shoes! Our shoes are inseparable from our joys, heartbreaks, challenges, and dilemmas. These 50 true tales of shoe moments, memories, and mishaps reveal a wealth of humor, insight, and encouragement that every woman can appreciate. From the humorous to the heroic, the funny to the profound, the heart-warming to the heart-wrenching... It's All About the Shoes. Inspiration is only as far away as your feet!
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Women have a nearly universal passion for shoes! Our shoes are inseparable from our joys, heartbreaks, challenges, and dilemmas. These 50 true tales of shoe moments, memories, and mishaps reveal a wealth of humor, insight, and encouragement that every woman can appreciate. From the humorous to the heroic, the funny to the profound, the heart-warming to the heart-wrenching... It's All About the Shoes. Inspiration is only as far away as your feet!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402207129
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/16/2007
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Williams is a former corporate executive and has served on the boards of Talented Teens, WGBY/Channel 57-TV, the Women's Fund, the American Cancer Society and the Links. Born and raised in Trinidad, she now lives in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, with her husband of 30 years.
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Introduction Shoes Stories from Women's Soles to Women's Souls

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. Need we look only to our feet to find it? That's what I started to wonder after my chance encounter with a roomful of passionate shoe talkers. As I traveled around the country for my speaking engagements, I started to ask women everywhere to share their shoe memories and mishaps. And the more tales I collected, the more I came to believe there is a sole-soul connection. That is, the stories of women and their shoes provide humor to lighten the day, encouragement to keep us going, or even nuggets of wisdom for living more meaningful lives.

Like most women, I love my shoes. The number of pairs I own puzzles my husband, and from what he says, many men share his perplexity.

"I can understand you owning a few pairs, but why so many shoes, why the obsession?" he asked with genuine curiosity.

My reply is simple: "Women see in color, men in black and white."

But there's really no one answer. It's about ownership, about defining who you are, about the hunt, the excitement, the rush of acquiring. It's about showing off to your girlfriends, feeling sexy, walking tall, looking good, and feeling good. It's about style and color, highs and lows-heels and flats-about choice and change and satisfying oneself. It's also about being comfortable with one's femininity and sexuality; it's about color, beauty, and touch.

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Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments Introduction -
Are These Tight Enough for You? -
Heart and Sole -
Cash, Charge, or Heel? -
Sometimes a Shoe Wears You -
The Price of Exposing Your Sole -
Finding Your Footing -
Using Shoes to Attract or Repel -
Toe to Toe -
Bare Soles -
Sole Mates Saving Soles -
Life is Short, Cherish Your Feet! -
Barefooted Posse -
Shoe Sham! -
Shoeside Economics -
Lost Sole -
Soldier On, Ferragamo -
Mind Your Own Shoe -
On Point at Work -
The Sole I Gave Away -
All God's Children Got Shoes -
From City Pumps to Bass Boots -
Thigh-High Therapy -
The Bunionectomy Conundrum -
Shoe Divas Unite! -
A Saving Grace for Aching Feet -
Irish Soles -
Finding Your Pace -
Death of My Shoe -
Center Stage -
On the Run -
Try This One on for Size -
Short Lived -
Who Gets the House, Who Gets the Chukkas? -
"Shhh . . . New Shoes" -
Slipping Out of Character -
My Old Shoes -
My Shoe Angel Throw Out the Shoes -
Free Spirit -
Soaring on Shoes with Wings -
My Own Shoe Story -
Tips on Hosting a Shoe Party -
About the Author -
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    Just a precious book. So meaningful in true life form. Taking this author's stories and quotes, apply them to your life, I believe success in yours to hold. I'm not sure 20- years old would take this seriously...but I wished they would. Thank you Yvonne Williams for writing this book.

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