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Honey, It's All in the Shoes
By Phyllis Norton Hoffman
Completed July 4, 2009

Admittedly, I am not a shoe collector but that did not stop me from enjoying Honey, It’s All In The Shoes by Southern publication powerhouse, Phyllis Norton Hoffman. In this slim book, Ms. Hoffman drew parallels from her history of shoe loving to major life lessons. Her love of footwear escorted her through many of life’s trials and tribulations – from being on bed rest with her twins (white slippers) to playing the organ during a wedding disaster (classic black pumps). Her anecdotes resulted in smart, humorous and poignant lessons that every woman can learn from, including my favorites:

1) Life is a journey of baby steps.
2) Remember no matter your path, people are there to help you.
3) Always tell people you love them.
4) Don’t get too comfortable.
5) It’s not the victory but the game.
6) Take care of yourself.

In addition to Ms. Hoffman’s memoirs, she ended each chapter with a historical look at shoes. I learned about Queen Elizabeth’s slippers and the first pair of high heels, worn by Catherine de Medici. Being a history buff, I especially loved these “shoeful” vignettes.

If you need a little inspiration, I would highly recommend Honey, It’s All In The Shoes to you. Hey, if it’s good enough for Paula Deen, then it’s good enough for me! ( )


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I love shoes, but haven't been able to indulge in them much lately. This book sounds like a lot of fun!
Jul. 14th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
Book review
An excellent review! Sounds like a fun but informative book.

Jul. 14th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
I enjoy shoes!
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hi Jill! Thanks for the time and energy that went into reading and reviewing "Shoes"! It sounds like a really fun and cute read!
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