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  • Title: My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life
  • Author: Gabrielle Reece Karen Karbo
  • ISBN: 9781451692709
  • Page: 341
  • Format: ebook
  • So you got the guy on the big white horse, and the beautiful little mermaids, and the picket fence, and your life isn t perfect in every imaginable way You re not alone In 1997, Gabrielle Reece married the man of her dreams professional surfer Laird Hamilton in a flawless Hawaiian ceremony Naturally, the couple filed for divorce four years later In the end theySo you got the guy on the big white horse, and the beautiful little mermaids, and the picket fence, and your life isn t perfect in every imaginable way You re not alone In 1997, Gabrielle Reece married the man of her dreams professional surfer Laird Hamilton in a flawless Hawaiian ceremony Naturally, the couple filed for divorce four years later In the end they worked it out, but not without the ups and downs, minor hiccups, and major setbacks that beset every modern family With hilarious stories, wise insights, and concrete takeaways on topics ranging from navigating relationship issues to aging gracefully to getting smart about food, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper is the brutally honest, wickedly funny, and deeply helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it takes to survive the happily ever after.
    My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life So you got the guy on the big white horse and the beautiful little mermaids and the picket fence and your life isn t perfect in every imaginable way You re not alone In Gabrielle Reece marrie

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    1. Over the years, I ve read numerous inspirational or what I affectionately refer to as the Kick in the Pants, Wake Up Call books Without a doubt, Gabrielle Reece s My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life is, by far, one of the best I have read in a very long time Lets face it Life isn t perfect For anyone that thinks it is, you re sadly mistaken Anything worth having doesn t come easyyou have to work at it.One of the things I like about Ms Reece s style is t [...]

    2. Okay, let s be honest, the writing style isn t stellar It comes across as a bunch of short, disjointed little chat sessions with your girlfriend And that s why I like it Because this is the real nitty gritty tough stuff of being a wife and mom and a woman It s the stuff you want to talk about with your girlfriends, but sometimes find it hard to say I also give the book four stars because I think what she has to say is so down to earth, real and honest she puts things in perspective She s positiv [...]

    3. A shame the media is focusing on what amounts to literally ONE SENTENCE in this book about being submissive What she really espouses is how to take charge like a boss but let your husband think he s in charge from time to time The book should really be titled How to be well grounded in your life Biggest draw for me is that I like her She s tough and no nonsense.

    4. Reading this book was like driving a route that you ve driven 1,000 times before You know, how you can get to your destination, but then think, Gosh, I don t even remember my drive this morning Yeah, that was this book for me because there is absolutely no new or creative information in it Filled with little gems like, Watch your portion sizes, any woman who has read even one parenting guide or one issue of a women s magazine will find this book tedious and pointless The only reason I m being so [...]

    5. I was intrigued to read this after seeing Gabrielle on Today Show but honestly got whiplash from reading this book on the heals of Lean In Talk about two different viewpoints I like that she makes it clear that marriage takes effort and that there is really no happily ever after but not sure how much of her advice I ll choose to take although I m sure my husband would be happy if I took some of it like making him the king of the house.

    6. I read this because I ve always been intrigued by Gabrielle Reece she seemed to be a strong, confident female athlete who was also feminine When she married Laird Hamilton, it was like two gods marrying because they are tall, attractive and accomplished athletes.The book s sub title is A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life, and in her book, Ms Reece tries to convince the reader that she s just like us even though she and her family live half the year in Hawaii and half the year in Malibu She cla [...]

    7. I received a free copy of this book through First Reads FTC guidelines check This was one of the most honest and gritty memoirs about family and motherhood that I ve ever read I didn t agree with everything in it, but I have to give Gabrielle some points for having the courage to write the things she wrote.Our culture idealizes marriage but marriage will never reach those ideals Reece points this out and helpfully suggests that we grow up Accept life as it is and stop expecting it to be the whit [...]

    8. Funny enough I actually got this book for my boyfriend to read He grew up thinking that he would one day find his night in shining armor on a white horse and that he would live happily ever after While previous relationships have chipped away at this philosophy, our relationship has made like Miley Cyrus and came in like a wrecking ball, crashing into that all too common ideology.He read a bit of the book and thought it was witty and clever, but among the other books I had gotten at the library [...]

    9. The white picket fence and happily ever after is bull Get over it Realize that yes, you will do laundry a mind numbing amount of times your kids will do anything to get out of brushing their teeth and Prince Charming isn t always charming Decide what is important to you and do it Gabrielle Reece is straightforward, caring without being touchy feely, and committed to being the best wife and mom she can be without losing sight of what she needs to be her best, and without drowning in the day to da [...]

    10. I used to like admire GR back in the day, so this caught my attention when I was browsing at the library Long story short Don t waste your time It read like a series of blog posts and not like a book Was it written in her authentic voice or was it the influence of the co author Something about it didn t strike me as real, but rather GR trying too hard I skimmed a lot of it and don t feel like I missed out on anything I m surprised at all the positive reviews PASS There are so many better books [...]

    11. I m loving this book I enjoy how Gabrielle expresses herself and I really enjoy her personality I can relate to her and she re inspires my excitement about life At first I thought this was going to be like an autobiography about her life, but it s about what she has discovered and uncovered through her life to date that has been helpful for her that she s sharing with us Love you Gabrielle

    12. I read this book not because I was looking for advice but because I ve always been a fan of Gabrielle as an athlete was curious to learn about her personal life I like her even after reading this She is real, funny straight up I agreed related with a lot of what she had to say even though her life isn t perfect, I still envy her Hawaii Malibu living Fun, easy afternoon book

    13. Not offensive, but a bit simplistic Not every woman can tell her husband to stop drinking Just sayin Does Gabby have any sort of an intellectual life

    14. I m not sure what I really expected from this book Maybe I wanted it to just be funny It started out as a biography, of a marriage which had turned sour, which was interesting enough But then the divorce became a remarriage with kids Somewhere in the middle, the entire thing turned into a pushy self help book And near the end it was just boring, boring, boring It s a fast read, but if you don t have extra time, don t waste any on this book.

    15. Title of the book My Foot is Too Big For the Glass Slipper a guide to the less than perfect lifeAuthor Gabrielle Reece, Karen KarboPublisher Simon and SchusterPublishing Date 2013ISBN 978 1 4516 9269 3Summary So you got the guy on the big white horse, and the beautiful little mermaids, and the picket fence, and your life isn t perfect in every imaginable way You re not alone In 1997, Gabrielle Reece married the man of her dreams professional surfer Laird Hamilton in a flawless Hawaiian ceremony [...]

    16. I would give this book negative stars if I could Lots of mysoginy disguised as empowered woman including telling women that they lose their husbands because they don t give them sex every couple of days Like a woman should feel she needs to give her husband sex Yuch

    17. I was very excited to see it sitting there on the library shelf I ve been waiting to read this book I read it in almost one sitting had to sleep, after all It wasn t full of nonsense that I normally read about parenting and marriage It can t be said there were no rules, or no advice even thought she states no advice is the best advice Of course there is advice because how else do we communicate.But it s good advice Very good, advice Keep it simple, step back, give space, be a hard worker but giv [...]

    18. I ve always been a fan of Gabrielle Reece as a fellow member of the tall club, but unfortunately this is not the book I was hoping it was It reads like a mini primer for marriage, exercise, and life, but doesn t really tell me anything new in any of those areas I was hoping for of a memoir which it sounds like her previous book might fit the bill better.

    19. Reading this book makes me wish I could be friends with Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton they seem so down to earth and real Gabrielle basically writes about how marriage is work no matter who you are or how beautiful and famous you are She and Laird were married in 1997 and by 2000 she had filed for divorce, so how did they turn things around She realized she was changing herself and holding back in order to keep the peace, but that only made her resent things After the separated and got bac [...]

    20. Loved this book it was the third I ve read in the past few months that focus on being a woman, mom, wife in today s world I loved Lean In and Maxed Out, which I felt were both quite extreme in their viewpoints, but also appreciated both viewpoints This was a nice middle ground, and felt like a long chat with my best girlfriend than a book which, perhaps, is what made it so endearing to me Unlike Lean In, Gabby Reece empowers women to focus their quest for excellence outside of the workforce whe [...]

    21. I freaking LOVED this book, what a surprise When I was a teenager I wanted to be Gabby Reece I adored everything she did me, the aspiring model, and wanting to be athletic but just not And Laird, what an inspiration to me, too, the landlocked girl who fantasized so hard about surfing So even though I love them, I didn t expect to get hooked in by this book so much, especially since a lot of it is about marriage and having kids though I am now in a long term relationship with someone that has kid [...]

    22. This title was the first selection for a brand new, impromptu book group, populated by other moms I remember seeing Gabrielle Reece on magazine covers and what not when I was a teen, but with her being this 6 3 ian volleyball champ, and me not being that, I really never followed her trajectory It was fun to read what she s been up to, and the person she s become, since.If I hadn t felt the need to finish the book for the book group, I may not have made it past the first chapter, which was intere [...]

    23. So there I was, on my way out of the library when I realized I didn t have an audiobook to listen to on my way home Tragedy I grabbed the first one I saw My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper by Gabrielle Reece My thought process went something like this Hey, I have large feet This will be great Gabrielle Reece, whose talent admittedly leans toward volleyball than writing, does a pretty admirable job of entertaining while getting her message across This is written as a self help rather than [...]

    24. So there I was, on my way out of the library when I realized I didn t have an audiobook to listen to on my way home Tragedy I grabbed the first one I saw My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper by Gabrielle Reece My thought process went something like this Hey, I have large feet This will be great Gabrielle Reece, whose talent admittedly leans toward volleyball than writing, does a pretty admirable job of entertaining while getting her message across This is written as a self help rather than [...]

    25. In all those fairy tales, and also in a lot of Hollywood movies you wind up Netflixing, the story ends at the happily ever after It s pure bulls__t Nothing makes you superficially happy than the first flushes of love, but in the ever after it s all about dealing with your lover, with understanding what makes him tick, surviving his crappy moods, and working together, always, to preserve what you ve got and nurture a deeper, profound and grounded love into the future I am rereading it We sure l [...]

    26. My favorite athlete writes a book does it well with such a unique literary voice Sharing her insight on growing older with grace, Gabrielle Reece traverses the gamut of topics from career, healthy lifestyle, parenthood and relationships Perhaps the ultimate lesson of getting older is learning to check our egos at the door Losing our dignity and independence is the fear beneath our anxiety about aging It s not so much the lines and sunspots on our faces it s what the lines and sunspots signal th [...]

    27. Great book she really understands what it is to exercise with a group When people show up day in, day out, with their great attitudes and great energy, they don t realize that that s their gift to me p 66 Start training with a group, and suddenly you find yourself with a dozen or new pals Maybe you re not friends strictly speakingbut the contact you have with your training posse is all positive, all the time p 74 We have a quick chat, promise we ll see each other at the next session, and the go [...]

    28. Easy read Conversational tone like talking over a series of lunches with your most straight forward and honest girlfriend I actually find that I agree with a lot she has to say She never says Don t be tough or Stop working and stay at home but she does remind us that we don t need to pick fights or always be right and that it actually takes a STRONG woman to back down at times and I d add that the man in your life should also know when its his turn to back down She explains how to find your own [...]

    29. I was a big fan of Gabrielle Reece when I was in school still am , so I was tickled to win a copy of this book from the website It was always kind of ironic, since I myself was never any good at volleyball beach or otherwise I like her usage of humor in this book, it made for a light, entertaining read, even when she was addressing serious topics I like the style of the book, as it did not seem like one continuous, long story It almost seemed blog like at time which I think made it enjoyable I [...]

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