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Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World

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How to Live Large Every Day and Kick Butt Along the Way!

How does a girl who was originally predicted to live a wheelchair-bound existence become adventurous, self-assured, successful, and . . . unflappable? Standing 4 feet 2 inches tall in flats (which she would never be caught dead in, anyway), Lauren Ruotolo has spent her thirty-four-ish years seeing the world from a uni
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Hci
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Amy Meyer
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Title: Unstoppable in Stilettos
Author: Lauren Ruotolo
Pages: 200
Date Published: October 1, 2010
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-7573-1514-5
Genre: Memoir; Self-Help
Source: TLC Book Tours
Rating: 4 out of 5

Publisher Summary: How does a girl who was originally predicted to live a wheelchair-bound existence become adventurous, self-assured, successful, and . . . unflappable? Standing 4 feet 2 inches tall in flats (which she would never be caught dead in, anyway), Lauren Ruotolo has s
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Zoë
Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World is a memoir meets self-help book by Lauren Ruotolo. Ruotolo was born with an extremely rare (1 in 100,000 to 1 in 1 million) and mysterious disease called McCune-Albright syndrome which causes her to have short legs, hormonal imbalances, and easily breakable bones. For this reason Ruotolo had started her period at nine months and broken her hips 4 times by the time she was eight years old. Despite these setbacks, she refuse ...more
Florinda
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Lauren Ruotolo has the rare genetic disorder McCune-Albright syndrome, which has left her with fragile bones and kept her from growing any taller than 4'2". However, it's had no detrimental effects on her intellect and personality. Her determination not to see herself as disabled - or for anyone else to view her in that light either - has brought her into her mid-thirties with a successful career in her chosen field, a prosperous lifestyle, and an eagerness to share what a challenging life has t ...more
Kelly
Apr 23, 2014 added it
Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World
By: Lauren Ruotolo

Lauren Ruotolo humbly inspires readers in her Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World to metamorphose themselves for the better with her lessons. She amazingly lets you empathize with her although she lives a completely different life than most. Lauren lives a life with McCune-Albright syndrome; a disease that only 1 in 100,000 and 1 in 1 million people are diagnosed with. S
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Girls Gone Reading
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was ok
Unstoppable in Stilettos is the tale of Lauren Ruotolo with some self-help tips thrown in. Ruotolo’s life is inspiring. Her stories are unbelievable, but I failed to be moved by the whole book in general.
Each chapter is centered around an all encompassing lesson. Unstoppable is geared to relate to all female readers, and the surface level this is probably true. For example, Lauren discusses avoiding labels, naysayers, and paying your dues. All good lessons. All applicable to everyone. I liked La
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Bonnie
Mar 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women who need a jump start
What does one do when stuck in a bookstore with the snow coming down in torrents (yes, snow, not rain)and not properly clothed (wearing her favorite suede moccasins that are not slush-proof) nor in the right mindset to tackle the snow, she picks a book that is completely not her type of book, but is pulled in by the title, and then finds herself gobbling it up in an hour or so. Who can explain it? I can't. Sigh.

I did learn some things from this very small author, 4 ft 2 in, affected by McCune-Al
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Eliza Fayle
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I do not wear stilettos. A two inch heel? Sure, if it is a decent diameter. Walk down all the steps of the Greek Colosseum in them? Not on your life. Not the case for Lauren Ruotolo. Not only does she sport spikey high stilettos, she is tromping about the Greek Colosseum in them … on crutches! Unstoppable in Stilettos is the name of her book, and she is definitely that.

I love Lauren’s writing style. It’s conversational, but she does not pull any punches. She has a been there, done that, bought t
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Julia
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I already knew that Lauren was an amazing woman, but was even more inspired after reading this book. Something like this could have not come at a better time for me and I wholeheartedly recommend it to all of my goodreads gals!

I also posted an amazon review! http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/...
Karla
Apr 23, 2011 rated it liked it
This was an interesting look at someone with a disability that she doesn't let stop her. I'm not sure I agree with a lot of her career philosophies but she has had success so it must be working for her. I share her love of shoes and accessories so I really enjoyed how she tied these in.
Jennifer
Nov 25, 2010 rated it liked it
I did not receive this book in time to do a proper review but it can be viewed here.

I was able to finally read this memoir and truly enjoyed it.
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