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Bad Shoes And The Women Who Love Them

by Leora Tanenbaum
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publishing date: 20100601
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781583229040
  • ISBN: 1583229043

Synopsis

?Being dressed to kill shouldn’t mean killing your feet!  It’s time to liberate ourselves from the tyranny of shoes that hobble our mobility and disfigure our bodies in the name of sexiness.  With this book, Leora Tanenbaum shows us how to take the first step.”?Audrey D. Brashich, author of All Made Up: A Girl’s Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty

?In Leora Tanenbaum’s Bad Shoes, the woman who exposed slut-bashing, cat-fighting, and God-reclaiming takes on women’s masochistic relationship with their feet.  Run (while you still can) to your nearest bookstore and save your sole.”?Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Look Both Ways, Manifesta, and Abortion & Life

?Advocate for women Leora Tanenbaum has written a witty, insightful, highly readable, and frankly shocking exploration of high heels that is a must-read.  Tanenbaum urges readers to use common sense and not wear high heels that make us hobble.  This lively book makes me want to give my pointy-toed, 4-inch stilettos a new place in my closet: the archives.”?Liz Funk, author of Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls

Praise for Leora Tanenbaum's previous books:

?Leora Tanenbaum is one of the most astute and thoughtful of the new generation of feminist writers.”?Elizabeth Wurtzel

?Tanenbaum’s prose is provocative.”?San Francisco Bay Guardian

?Tanenbaum is thorough but never patronizing. Warm and informative, her own voice enriches the text.”?BUST

?[Tanenbaum’s] intimate perspective is personally revealing and enormously informative.”?Feminist Review

Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted but highly informed wake-up call to women to make smart decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Leora Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot binding, the controversy over cosmetic surgery of the foot, and what Sigmund Freud had to


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