Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them

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Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Social Science - 192 pages
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.

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User Review  - Zura27 - LibraryThing

This was a really informative read. Had a lot of good information and was to the point. Love the way Tanenbaum wrote it. Fun and at times gruesome read. Read full review

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User Review  - jaltergott23 - LibraryThing

This book strikes a good balance between being informative, amusing at times, and socially relevant. I am one of those many women who loves bad shoes; instead of telling me to give them up entirely ... Read full review


Introductionhead over heels
Chapter1 beautiful shoes ugly feet
Chapter2 love stories horror stories
Chapter3what you should know from heel to
Cosmetic Surgery of the Foot
How to Shoe Shop

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LEORA TANENBAUM writes about women and girls and the unique problems they face. She is the 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, Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them, and Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality. She lives in New York City.

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