My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper

A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Gabby Reece a straitsooter in her book.

Loved Gabbys narration , no nonsense and candid account of her normal life with her kids and larger than life icon Laird.

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Marriage saver.

This book I wanted to listen to years ago when it came out and didn’t. Wish I had. I believe it will be a big part of saving my marriage and making the next 26 years better than the first 26. Great perspective and great advice.

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Candid, entertaining & authentic

I’ve always been a fan of Gabby Reece & her work ethic. This book gave me more than a glimpse into her ideology for how she genuinely approaches life, child rearing, relationships & her marriage. Will be listening to it again, as like so many other Moms on the go...we listen to this while multi-tasking. Thank you for this audio book, Ms. Reece!

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love her perspective

She is real and to the point. So refreshing to hear this from a celebrity

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Disliked the sprinkles of arrogant assumption that the reader is automatically a fan and the less than good writing. Didn’t finish it.

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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!