Running In Heels Author:Anna Maxted "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, senio... more »r press officer for the London Ballet, panics. What happens when your best friend pledges everlasting love to someone else?
It doesn't help that Nat is dating a guy named Saul Bowcock. As the confetti flutters, her good-girl veneer cracks, and she falls into an alluringly unsuitable affair that spins her crazily out of control. Nat is on the rebound and allergic to the truth -- about Babs's relationship, her boyfriend's ambition, her parents' divorce, and her golden-boy brother's little Australian secret. Her mother's lasagna and her roommate Andy's fuzzy slippers are also monstrous affronts. But what Nat really needs to face is the mirror -- and herself....
Wickedly witty and refreshingly honest, Running in Heels is a hilarious look at the lies we tell ourselves -- and the unwanted truths that only our best friends can tell us.« less
Anna Maxted sure does take the long way to get to the (anticipated) conclusion in this book. I love to read and really had to force myself to plod through the musings of the self-absorbed, confused main character. Her eating disorder doesn't make me feel bad for her; I pity her. There are many wonderful books out there; don't waste your time on this one!
Didn't finish. One assumes the vapid, whining, self-obsessed heroine of this piece will eventually turn into a human being but after struggling through almost 300 pages of this 400+ page boatload, I bailed out.
Fast read. Young English crowd; Natalie's best friend is getting married and she feels alone and lost. Meets the wrong guy, loses her job and almost loses her friends but wins out in the end. Actually a good read.
When I first began this book, I was not sure I'd finish it, but as I read on, the content became more meaningful. I think it has a lot to say about how women care for themselves in today's world and how they define their worth. It provides good insight into the psychology of eating disorders, and it's funny too!