By Patricia Morrisroe
A humorous, poignant coming-of-age memoir instructed throughout the sneakers that she wore.
From child booties to orthopedic brogues (and all of the low and high heels in among) sneakers mark vital rites of passage, reminding us of either the nice and undesirable instances: the line now not taken, the prince that received away, the overlooked possibilities, the touring, the thrill. so much of all, they convey to brain the folk we’ve enjoyed and occasionally misplaced alongside the way.
Combining tidbits of cultural heritage, Morrisroe chronicles her existence as a bullied Catholic schoolgirl in “Moby Dick” brogues; a besotted university pupil in granny boots; an aspiring journalist in Annie corridor oxfords; a skeptical bride in her first Manolos; a reluctant fashionista in towering peep-toe pumps; and a involved daughter, whose aged mom was hoping that her New stability shoes might support her regain her previous stability. With wit and compassion, she introduces us to an unforgettable solid of characters, from her grandfather, who handled the relatives to mythical foot rubs, to her husband, whose great choice of classic Puma footwear threatened to weigh down their house and derail their marriage.
Morrisroe’s “coming-of-age” is, at its middle, the tale of a new release of girls who’ve loved a global of freedom and chance that was once unthinkable to their moms. Spanning 5 a long time and numerous shoes tendencies, 9 ½ slim is, like Love, Loss and What I Wore, about how we be mindful very important occasions via a coat, or a gown, or as a consequence, a Beatle boot or affirmation “wedgie.” along with her fascinating humorousness and impossible to resist voice, Morrisroe not just recounts her personal tale but in addition everywoman’s. humorous, candid and suddenly poignant, 9 ½ slim is approximately how we develop up, get older, and at last develop into our personal footwear.
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