Thursday, June 27, 2019

Book Beginning: Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female by Tania Kindersley & Sarah Vine



There are twenty-one dictionary definitions for the word love. Every woman (or Everywoman, the heroine of this book) may come to a point in her middle life when she suspects she doesn’t understand the first thing about any of these.

-- Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female by British writers Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine. I found this fun, pretty book of girlfriendly wisdom at the Boise friends of the library bookstore yesterday. I forgot to pack my book when I left for a work trip, but luckily this favorite book haunt of mine was open late.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


This girlfriend, shrink, mother, sister, and guide to life all rolled into one is filled to the brim with smart and witty observations on life as a woman, beautifully illustrated throughout. In fifteen chapters, you’ll find clever banter on politics; romantic love; love lost and mourned; shopping for shoes; shopping for comfort; working-motherhood; money, and spending it; and the secrets of childbirth, among many other topics common to females of all ages.

From the back cover, not page 56, because I'm posting this from the mediation I'm in Boise for. I left the book in my hotel room and had to find something to post here from the amazon "look inside" material. Oh well! Backwards and in high heals, right?

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