Our Shoes, Our Selves
40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes
By Bridget Moynahan, and Amanda Benchley
Photographer Melanie Dunea
Ask any woman about her favorite pair of shoes, and you’re sure to get an answer that goes beyond their material design. In Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes, actress Bridget Moynahan and journalist Amanda Benchley ask 40 accomplished women to recount the memories behind their most meaningful pair of shoes. This collection features stories from icons like Bobbi Brown, Danica Patrick, and Misty Copeland to intrepid reporters like Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric to creative forces like Rupi Kaur, Maya Lin, and Gretchen Rubin. Beautifully illustrated with a portrait of each woman and her chosen shoes, the stories explore what most women already know: that what we wear can have power and significance beyond merely clothing our bodies. Our Shoes, Our Selves reveals these remarkable journeys, and the steps these inspiring women have taken to get there, with the hopes of encouraging all women to forge their own paths.
About the authors
Actress Bridget Moynahan currently stars in the highly ranked CBS show Blue Bloods and is a coauthor of the New York Times bestselling The Blue Bloods Cookbook. Amanda Benchley is a journalist and filmmaker and coauthor of Artists Living with Art and the upcoming OPEN STUDIO. Melanie Dunea is an award-winning portrait photographer, author, speaker, and TV and podcast host, who travels the world photographing some of today’s most influential and powerful public figures.
Imprint: Abrams Books
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Page Count: 224
Illustrations: 100 color photographs
Rights: US and Canada, English
Additional formats: Ebook