Running In Heels
"To say that Babs has been my closest friend for sixteen years is rather like saying that Einstein was good at sums. We were blood sisters from the age of eleven (before my mother prized the razor out of Babs's hand)."
But now Babs, noisy and as fun as a day at the beach, is getting married. And Natalie Miller, twenty-seven, senior press officer for the London Ballet, panic...more
-several fist fights
-several eating disorders
-the main character getting fired from her job
-three different boyfriends, including two breakups
-a storyline about an illegitimate daughter
-various fights between family members
-food being thrown at the wall
-people moving in and out of each other's flats
-several dance sequences
-some hot sex
AND WAS STILL BORING, STUPID AND POINTLESS. Anna Maxted, you make me want to punch myself in the face.
There is no arguing that Anna Maxted is a hilarious writer. I laughed aloud nearly every time I sat down to read "Running in Heels." RIH introduces us to Natalie Miller, a twenty-something working in PR at a ballet company and desperately trying to balance...well...life. There's nothing that Natalie has under control, ...more
Since I couldn't decide what to read next, I decided to read my "oldest" BC-Book (meaning being longest on my shelf), and I guess this is it.
Now, the story was indeed very interesting, funny, amusing, entertaining and also s ...more
For a fluff book, this one (like her others), takes on difficult topics, like destructive relationships and an eating disorder. Natalie is a press officer for the Greater London Ballet Company, when she loses her best friend Babs to marriage. In the ensuing mess, Natalie manages a meltdown, ...more
I digress . . . the bottom line is, this book makes me laugh hard enough to look like a crazy person when I read it in public. At the same time, it is laced with a serious side that remi ...more
POSSIBLE SPOILER UNLESS YOU'VE READ EVERY OTHER REVIEW:
My one real complaint is Natalie never gets counseling for her anorexia, not is she encouraged to by a ...more
I think the main beef I had with this book is that I didn't identify with the protagonist much at all, but that's more about me than the book. The writing was a bit muddled at times and the character development wasn't great--but I paid $1 off the clearance rack a ...more