I generally do not review books on this blog for a couple reasons. I don’t think I am in any way knowledgeable about what is a good book and what is not because I don’t have a history of reading for pleasure, having been forced to read for college classes (meaning it would take forever to finish a book!). Also, the real juicy books I like to read are usually cookbooks or chef memoirs. When My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life by Gabrielle Reece showed up on my doorstep, I was surprised. Since I have graduated college I have been a reading fool so it came along at a good time.
The book is a very VERY funny memoir, and pretty much is spot on with her observations on what makes true happiness. From being real about how we should be comfortable enough to fart in front of our spouse. As I read this book I could feel how down to Earth Gabby is. From her bluntness about how a lot of women are stuck in a fairy tale mentality as far as future expectations to being honest about her own need to be in control.
I thought I would get to her fitness chapter and feel like crap but honestly, she somehow wrote her chapter in such a way that she didn’t make me feel like crap for not exercising. She mentioned how she teaches a fitness class in Hawaii for women of ALL ages and how it is okay that we don’t all do the same diet or fitness plan because we are each unique.
In between nearly peeing my pants with laughter and nodding my head in agreement with nearly every sentence of the book, I found that Gabrielle Reece, the most amazing female volleyball player in my lifetime, seemed completely touchable, that if I met her or somehow won a fitness “boot camp” week with her, she would be completely cool to hang out with. She just seemed so friendly and not all “SUPERSTAR”. She’s a mom, just like me. She’s made mistakes just like I have and you know what? She doesn’t beat herself up over them either, even if she is a celebrity. THAT speaks volumes and that made me want to write a review on the book. And then I told her on Twitter and she tweeted back at me! How is that for COOL?
@candyclc thanks Chef!!! Looks like you are up to some naughty yumminess…happy weekend
— Gabrielle Reece (@GabbyReece) July 20, 2013