An honest look at the glamorous side of life...
‘There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels.’ Among a generation of women already armed with that knowledge, model, mother, and observer of everyday life, author Carolyn Donovan, takes an honest look at the glamorous side of life. She addresses the escalating obsession with the impossible, in a hilarious unveiling of what working in the modelling industry really looks like.
Chooks in Stilettos takes us on a realistic tour into the crazy world of one of Australia's most sought after models for over two decades. Revealing everything from the secret to successful longevity in such a youth-obsessed industry, to the evil pitfalls of playing with Barbie, Chooks in Stilettos not only entertains with the words of an industry insider, but links us together with the many-sided scenarios of being...women!
“As long as we are Desperate to be Housewives, we need to be reminded of the things in life that give us the most joy,” says Carolyn. So if you have ever owned a chook, or stilettos (or maybe even aspired to)…this book is for you!
Warning: This book may be hazardous to your illness.
Carolyn Donovan has been the face and voice of countless advertising campaigns around the globe; and after living out of a suitcase for many years, she now bases herself in Queensland, Australia: where she shares a house with her rowdy children, long suffering husband, and a continuous flow of visiting friends, intermingled with a collection of critters (…uninvited, wild, and wanted!).
“Carolyn Donovan has taken the joy, reality and often embarrassing humor from her everyday life and has masterfully woven it together in her book, Chooks in Stilettos. While revealing the realities of her own life as a supermodel and mother, Carolyn shows how fun, challenging, surprising and bizarre the life a woman can be. This is such a fun and meaningful book for any woman who is looking for a heart-warming laugh, a tender nudge to pursue her dreams and the right message to show you that this world needs ‘you to be you’ and not an image of anything or anyone else.”
LISA BEVERE - Bestselling Author & Speaker
“Carolyn writes like Kathy Lette with high heels. It's great to find even models have trouble with gym classes, order too much room service and want to be Nigella Lawson!”
JOANNA PENN - Author of, How to Enjoy Your Job
“This is so true. SO TRUE!...I loved it and couldn’t put it down.”
JACQUELINE MANGER - Australian Model
“Medicine for the soul.”
RENEE BENNETT - Educator and Author of, Broken Wing Butterfly
“Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and flush with embarrassment!”
JANE GEYER - Speaker and Author of, I Dreamt I Was A Supermodel