A beloved daytime TV actress tackles the real-world issues women face as they get older, including advice on celebrating life's transitions with humor and courage.
You might be wondering what a soap opera actress, dispatched from the land of outrageous and hilarious plots, has to say about a difficult, painful, and emotional real-life issue like aging. Well, aging is at times both outrageous and hilarious, and no one knows more about reinvention and perseverance than an actress who began her career as the star of a show-and then became the mother of the star, and then the grandmother of the star. Aging keeps you on your toes-you have to fight to remain visible, or risk being pushed to exit stage left. In Changing Shoes, Tina Sloan tells her story through her own shoes using humorous personal anecdotes from her personal life (from her college-girl pink Capezios to her first pair of Chanel pumps) and her twenty-six years on Guiding Light (where she started out in a pair of white high heels and a fitted nurse's uniform and finished off in sneakers and modern nurse's scrubs). Sloan imparts wisdom and advice to which all women can relate, especially on the issues women face after fifty, including looks, love lives and sexuality, changing careers, the empty nest, caring for aging parents, and sense of self. Changing Shoes is for any woman who has come face-to-face with the aging process- who knows what it's like to have her clothes suddenly look "too young," and to spend way too much money (against all better judgment) on the latest "wrinkle cure."