Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (March 21, 2013)
Available in paperback form from Amazon.com
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.