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Corner Bookstore on April 14 at 6pm

Patricia Morrisroe reads from her latest book 9 1/2 Narrow: My Life in Shoes. Tuesday, April 14th from 6pm – 8pm at the Corner Bookstore in NYC. A funny, poignant coming-of-age memoir told through the shoes that she wore. From baby booties to orthopedic brogues (and all the high and low heels in between) shoes mark important rites of passage, reminding us of both the good and bad times: the road not taken, the prince that got away, the missed opportunities, the traveling, the fun. Most of all, they bring to mind the people we’ve loved and sometimes lost along the way. Combining tidbits of cultural history, Morrisroe chronicles her life as a bullied Catholic schoolgirl in “Moby Dick” brogues; a besotted college student in granny boots; an aspiring journalist in Annie Hall oxfords; a skeptical bride in her first Manolos; a reluctant fashionista in towering peep-toe pumps; and a concerned daughter, whose elderly mother hoped that her New Balance sneakers would help her regain her old balance. With wit and compassion, she introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters, from her grandfather, who treated the family to legendary foot rubs, to her husband, whose vast collection of vintage Puma sneakers threatened to overwhelm their apartment and derail their marriage. Morrisroe’s “coming-of-age” is, at its heart, the story of a generation of women who’ve enjoyed a world of freedom and opportunity that was unthinkable to their mothers. Spanning five decades and countless footwear trends, 9 ½ Narrowis, like Love, Loss and What I Wore, about how we remember important events through a coat, or a dress, or in... read more
Patricia Morrisroe

Reviews

9 ½ Narrow is a 10! A girl becomes a woman and shares her memories, her loves, family, and shoes.  You’ll identify with Patricia, laugh with her and at her – page after page.  You’ll want to call her up and talk.  I don’t know her but I wish I did.
Ilene BeckermanAuthor of Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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