Climbing Mountains in Stilettos by Ann Tinkham and Carol Brunelli

Climbing Mountains in Stilettos:
Not Your Average Trail Guide to Life

by Ann Tinkham and Carol Brunelli

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pub Date: June 2007
Pages: 259
ISBN: 978-1-4022-0912-3

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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.


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