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My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life Hardcover – April 16, 2013
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“I read My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipperin one sitting and loved every second of it. It’s blunt, honest, hilarious, andinspiring. Everyone who is married—or thinking about getting married—shouldread this.” (Courteney Cox)
“Cheers for Gabrielle Reece, an athlete, woman, wife, and mother who dares to live big, risk big, fall flat on her face and, with the brilliant Karen Karbo, write with humor and grace about it. We love her, and this book, even more for her shortcomings than for her triumphs. Reece is truly a heroine for our times.” (Pamela Redmond Satran, New York Times bestselling author of How Not To Act Old)
"An exuberant, right-on, and humorous hand-holder to confronting the crises, celebrating the victories, and—after a separation—achieving the middle ground in her marriage to world-famous big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton." (Elle)
“A really good read.” (Fitness magazine)
“A no-nonsense approach to marriage, and what it really means to be true to oneself. [Reece] opens up about her past marital struggles and even offers some sage advice on how not to sweat the small stuff….Highly recommended.” (Momtrends.com)
The most beautiful thing about Reece is how real she is; she's in touch with her emotions and is brutally honest about the rocky road that she traveled to get to being happy in her marriage. (Metro Family)
About the Author
Karen Karbo’s first novel, Trespassers Welcome Here, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Village Voice Top Ten Book of the Year. Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, was a New York Times Notable Book, a People magazine critics’ choice, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, The New York Times, and Salon.com. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Top Customer Reviews
Specifically I want the woman I love to read the book. She's a very independent and emotionally scarred woman who doesn't trust love. I would move the world for her or just hold her hand when she needs that. I just wish that she could see it.
Her open and honest assessment of her own marriage and the roles and dynamics of a marriage with and without children are truly right on the money in my opinion and it lends to a sense of inspiration and empowerment. It's the vibe of "you made your bed, now make it the most amazing bed you possibly can, and lay in it".
My only gripe is GR's narrative tends to take on a braggy or boastful tone when she recounts her personal volleyball and modeling careers. I don't think it's meant to come across that way, but it did to me. I thought before I read the book that I admired her for being an athlete, and it turns out I don't admire her at all for that so I don't want to hear about it. I almost stopped reading after the first couple chapters and I'm so glad I continued because the rest of the book really hit home with me and left me immediately texting friends who I wanted to lend it to. I also looked up her personal website for the first time and found more great admissions and insights from her blog posts.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is in a marriage, especially with kids, and doubly so if you are the stay at home Mommy role.
different for the two people in it. I praise Gabby Reece for telling the truth about her own
marriage, the blending of two very big personalities. She doesn't sugarcoat things and
that's good. It you want a happily ever after,perfect union, well, quite honestly, don't get married!
Marriages today are works-in-progress, they're the everyday negotiations of a team of two plus
kids, plus whatever else you both bring into the equation. You need to wake up everyday saying,
'I'm still gonna negotiate this complicated, every-changing dynamic with you.'
Let's drop any judgement and cheer Gabby on.
I love the nutrition and exercise sections, too. Love is a challenge, made all that more complicated
when it's between a big-wave surfer and an Olympian...
Mary Kennedy Eastham, M.A. MFA, Author, Squinting Over Water & The Shadow of A Dog I Can't Forget
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this book. Strong women rock! Give this to your daughter.Published 2 months ago by Carolyn K Lavender
I loved it overall but it was poorly edited. There were about 3 spelling errors in there.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyable read , I am always looking for healthy inspirations and she is in every wayPublished 5 months ago by Mary g. Wheeler
Amazing read. A must have for everyone. Each page is better than the last. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.Published 6 months ago by Chad allen
Good common sense reality check about life expectations and how to be an active participant.. Enjoyable read! Gabrielle has a good handle on it!Published 8 months ago by Cheekymonkey
Good advice about compromise &
Change in real life relationships;
Pleasantly surprised. I've always liked the public image of Gabrielle Reece and I'm happy to report she's worth respect and attention. Smart girl.Published 11 months ago by Lucy Dashwood