Climbing Mountains in
Not Your Average Trail Guide to Life
by Ann Tinkham and Carol Brunelli
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pub Date: June 2007
ABOUT THE BOOK
Climbing Mountains in Stilettos is your
rulebook for throwing prim, proper and powerless out the window and letting
your inner bad girl take the world by storm. It's a trail guide to a new you
for women who are sick and tired of the worn out paths tread by good gilrs
in flats and want to live by their own rules.
What is a Bad Girl exactly?
Well, she's not what the movie titles and song lyrics say
she is. You know what we're talking about, don't you? “Bad girls” in movies
and songs are prostitutes. And we sure as hell aren't going to teach you how
to be prostitutes. We'd like to take this phrase and put a positive spin on
it. After all, “bad boys” conjures up a positive image for most of us. It
doesn't refer to gigolos; it refers to guys who are fun, adventurous, and
usually devilishly handsome. Sure, these “boys” might get into a little
trouble but it's usually not illegal. We all love a bad boy, don't we?
With inspiration from the baddest bad girls past and present and great advice from women
who've been there, Climbing
Mountains in Stilettos will help you banish your fear of heights, get in
touch with your better and badder side and conquer life's trails in your
favorite pair of heels-practical or not.
Ann Tinkham is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She has written over
thirty online courses in subjects ranging from emergency preparedness to
energetic healing and is currently work on a novel, Analyzing Abbey. Her
fiction has appeared in Hiss Quarterly, Lily, MotherVerse,
Stone Table Review, Syntax, Thirst for Fire, Toasted Cheese, and
Wild Violet. In
addition to writing, Ann has talked her way out of an abduction and talked
her way into the halls of the United Nations. She hitchhiked up a mountain
in Switzerland, and worked her way down the corporate ladder. Ann has flown
on a trapeze, traded on the black market in Russia, cycled up steep canyons,
hiked to glacial lakes and mountain peaks, and blazed her own ski trails.
Carol Brunelli, a Boston native and Boulder, Colorado transplant, is a
writer, dancer and college administrator. She’s written four books on US
presidents for Child’s World, and made her Hollywood debut in Lasse
Hallstrom’s film, Once Around. Carol also speaks Spanish Madrileño style,
writes for kids, and gets her groove on in the dance studio and in her
living room. She is at home in the foothills and the concrete jungle, and
enjoys rambling walks in Boulder’s open space. She’s survived near-death
experiences in the backcountry as well as Contra attacks in Nicaragua, and
is lucky in love. Her advice for making love last is: once you get a
foothold, secure your rope and hold on tight.