Project Description

Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (March 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1482328038
ISBN-13: 978-1482328035

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My son looked at me and my accouterments with skepticism through narrowed eyes. This would be the son with the tattoo between his shoulder blades, the hand-rolled cigarette, the assortment of earrings, and the riot of curls that—at the right length—give him a jaunty, Viva la Revolución Che Guevara vibe. He’s a hard one to impress when it comes to unorthodoxy. “Mom, you look like you’re ready to break into a chemical plant.” From out of the mouths of babes… As though adjusting to courtrooms, spike heels and a chainsaw after forty weren’t enough… Following in the high-heeled footsteps of Mary T. Wagner’s two earlier inspiring and award-winning essay collections, “Fabulous in Flats” starts with the author’s hair-raising introduction to running a chop saw, an endeavor lending itself more to flat shoes and safety goggles than stilettos. Whether decked out in a rhinestone tiara and a recycled mink at a Viennese Ball, embracing her inner “mother tiger” at her son’s hospital bed, or reflecting on how nice it could be to channel Nancy Drew’s fictional life for just a day, Wagner once again shares her wry and insightful style in essays sure to resonate.