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Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them

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Publisher Comments:

“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

Synopsis:

Ladies, here's how to make better choices about your shoes before it's too late!

Synopsis:

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

Illustrated by artist Vanessa Davis throughout, Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them also includes hilarious anecdotes from women who love shoes. And yes—it is possible to make smart footwear decisions without sacrificing style! Tanenbaum shows you how.

Synopsis:

“Being dressed to kill shouldnt mean killing your feet!  Its 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 Girls Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty

“In Leora Tanenbaums Bad Shoes, the woman who exposed slut-bashing, cat-fighting, and God-reclaiming takes on womens 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 and 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

“Tanenbaums prose is provocative.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian

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

“[Tanenbaums] 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

About the Author

Third-wave feminist Leora Tanenbaum is author of Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, Catfight: Rivalries Among Women: From Diets to Dating, From the Boardroom to the Delivery Room, and most recently, Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality. She lives in New York City. Vanessa Davis is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Her first book, Spaniel Rage, was published by Buenaventura Press in 2005 and her second, Happy Chappie, is due out from Drawn & Quarterly in Fall 2010. Her monthly comic appears on www.Tabletmag.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583229040
Author:
Tanenbaum, Leora.
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Illustrator:
Davis, Vanessa
Author:
Tanenbaum, Leora
Author:
Davis, Vanessa
Subject:
General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Women's Health.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 B&W illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6 x 6 in 7 oz

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Ladies, here's how to make better choices about your shoes before it's too late!
"Synopsis" by , Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot binding, the controversy over cosmetic surgery of the foot, and what Freud had to say about women's shoes and sex.

Illustrated by artist Vanessa Davis throughout, Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them also includes hilarious anecdotes from women who love shoes. And yes—it is possible to make smart footwear decisions without sacrificing style! Tanenbaum shows you how.

"Synopsis" by ,

“Being dressed to kill shouldnt mean killing your feet!  Its 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 Girls Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty

“In Leora Tanenbaums Bad Shoes, the woman who exposed slut-bashing, cat-fighting, and God-reclaiming takes on womens 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 and 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

“Tanenbaums prose is provocative.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian

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

“[Tanenbaums] 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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