Thursday, December 2, 2010

Unstoppable in Stilettos

When you're the editor of a magazine for women, you are contacted often by authors, publishers and publicists when one of their books is released and available for purchase. This was the case recently when I received an email alert about Lauren Ruotolo's new book, Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl's Guide to Living Tall in a Small World."


It sounded interesting, so I asked for a copy to read and consider for mention in Houston Woman Magazine. It arrived today.


During my lunch hour, I scanned through it and learned about Ruotolo. First, she stands four feet, two inches in flats (which, of course, she never wears). Secondly, she prefers to take on the world in stilettos. That's what she did when she went after the man and the job of her dreams. (Ruotolo is the director of entertainment promotions for Hearst Magazines.)


Despite having a rare genetic disease, McCune-Albright Syndrome, Ruotolo believes in living tall in a small world. She has written this book to share her hard-earned wisdom and experiences. She calls them "Lauren's Lessons" and hopes they will help others become as adventurous, self-assured and successful as she is!


Not sure yet if this book is geared to young professionals just starting out or long-time executives like me who are constantly dealing with obstacles. No matter, I'm going to read it tonight and find out.

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