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My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper

A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Much has happened to Gabrielle Reece since her 1997 best seller Big Girl in the Middle. She’s still gorgeous, still 6’3”, and a dominant force on and off the beach, but in the last 15 years, she’s settled down with world-class surfer Laird Hamilton and raised three stunning blonde girls. Her life might seem like a fairy tale from afar, but four years after her picture-perfect Hawaiian marriage to Laird, Gabrielle filed for divorce. In the end, the couple worked it out, but My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper tells the unvarnished and often hilarious tale of the turbulent ups and downs that beset every wife and mother - even the women like Gabrielle who seem to have it all.

Reece writes with wicked humor and down-to-earth wit about how she handles the sometimes mind-numbing details of domestic life, and she turns the notion that women can “have it all” on its head. As Gabby dismantles the notion of happily ever after, she gives readers plenty of concrete takeaways about how to deal. She underscores the notion that you have to make yourself happy before you can make anyone else happy.

My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper is an irresistible, hilarious, and helpful portrait of the humor, grace, and humility it really takes to stay sane given the challenges of being a modern wife and mother.

©2013 Honeyline 4 Babies LLC. (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd.

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Much more relevant than I imagined

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

My friends, married, single, moms or not, can always benefit from such candor.

What did you like best about this story?

I love being proved foolish and narrow. I allowed myself to scoff at the prospect of a financially comfortable, beautiful woman living in paradise knowing what it means to devote yourself to a man and children, while scratching and clawing to retain your own identity, but Gabrielle shut that train of thought down right away.

What does Gabrielle Reece and Karen Karbo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Reece has a recognizable voice, and it simply wouldn't do to substitute my own inner one, plus for the above reasons, she becomes an instant girls-night pal.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and look beyond the hype about the "submissive" part. It's not anywhere near what you've heard.

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Really Liked It

I really enjoyed this book. I ordered it after hearing her on a podcast and thought it might be interesting to hear about her journey. She is very candid in the book and transparent without being overly dramatic. Her voice is pleasant to listen to which isn't always the case with people reading their own stories.

She's still young so hopefully she will do another edition in 20 years!

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Everything I needed to hear and more

I have been searching for a female role model for a while due to feeling lost and confused in my relationship and life, and this book has helped me understand so much. Gabrielle Reece is an amazing woman and I hope I can live by the same codes she has talked about in this book to be a real Woman/Queen and not a little girl/princess. This book helps women understand a males perspective and how to orchestrate a successful family relationship. This is a book I would listen to over and over again.

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FOR THE STRONG WOMEN OUT THERE WHO WANT A BOOST!

I found Gabby by listening to the Joe Rogan podcast she was on, & Immediately I was hooked! Not only by her drive & intelligence, but by her perspective on so many aspects of being a woman. After some googling, I found this book! OMG. I binged this book in one day!!! There are so many nuggets of wisdom in here. You will be laughing, nodding in agreement, and smiling through the entire thing. 10/10 !!!!

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Speaking my language

It’s so reassuring to hear someone like Gabby confirm your ideals. Women are different from men and you can have a marriage that embraces both the individual and the couple. That marriage means honestly, independent, submissiveness and a lot of naked smiley time. Gabby does a great job reading her story. Her delivery is more of a conversation than a lecture. I know this is not the last time I will listen to her story!

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Spot on and just what I needed

Gabrielle is a breath of fresh air... brutally honest because there is no other way with her and that resonates with me. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this book it was real and humorous no sugarcoating the realities of relationships marriage and parenthood. She has a no nonsense back to basics simple philosophy ..there's no cheating in life no shortcuts just do the work and you will have results whether it be in relationships or trying to maintain a healthy body.

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Gabby Reece is refreshingly real and so wise!

I enjoyed this book! I related the Gabby far more than I would have imagined and hope to be more present in my life and truly enjoy it as she strives too.

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Refreshing

Love the thuy, the attitude, the honesty, the frank approach.
If a few swear words offends you then don't bother. You probably aren't the right audience anyway.
I will probably listen more than once because there is so much value here.

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honest about life

always good to read honest writing from someone. it's interesting to think that most people feel that people in the public eye don't live the same lives as everybody else.

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Inspiring

Being a former collegiate volleyball player and division 1 coach, now a full time stay at home mom, I needed a kick in the butt and someone who I can relate too. I feel like I found myself again after having read this book. Thank you for the raw truth and touching on all of the points where I needed to wake up and get back to the hard core gal I used to be...in a loving way of course. Thank you from this 42 year old mother of two and wife to a wonderful, loyal husband. I finally feel my spark again.