Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them
This Mothers Day there is only one book for a shoe crazed mum, ""Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them" (Seven Stories Press) by Leora Tanenbaum celebrates the sex appeal of fashion shoes as a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing them. The book explores the desire to wear 'bad shoes,' delves into the fascinating history and psychology of them, and gives the information needed to buy pairs that are both cute and comfy.The author 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 throughout by Vanessa Davis.