My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper

My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper

A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life

By Gabrielle Reece; Karen Karbo

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781451692662, 205pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2013

Bestselling fitness expert and beach volleyball icon Gabby Reece uses her own less-than-perfect life to deliver a brutally honest, wickedly funny, and realistic view of motherhood and marriage.
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 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.

About the Author
Gabrielle Reece is a former women's beach volleyball star, television host, fashion model, fitness expert, and author of "Big Girl in the Middle". She was named one of the "20 Most Influential Women in Sports," by "Women's Sports and Fitness", and one of the top five most beautiful women in the world by "Elle" magazine. Gabby recently appeared as a trainer on NBC's "The Biggest Loser". She is married to professional surfer Laird Hamilton. They have three daughters.

Karen Karbo's first novel, "Trespassers Welcome Here", was a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and a "Village Voice" Top Ten Book of the Year. Her 2004 memoir, "The Stuff of Life", was a "New York Times" Notable Book, a "People" magazine critics' choice, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in "Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, The New York Times, " and" " She lives in Portland, Oregon.