In My Shoes: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tamara Mellon, William Patrick

Narrated By: Polly Lee

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: October 2013

Duration: 8 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

A candid business narrative and memoir from the founder of Jimmy Choo

Tamara Mellon made a fortune building Jimmy Choo into a billion-dollar fashion brand. She became the prime minister's trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire, yet it's her personal glamour that keeps her an object of global media fascination. Vogue photographed her wedding; Vanity Fair covered her divorce and the criminal trial that followed. Harper's Bazaar toured her London town house and her New York mansion, right down to the closets. And the Wall Street Journal hinted at the real red meat: the three private equity deals, the relentless battle between 'the suits' and 'the creatives,' and Mellon's triumph against a brutally hostile takeover attempt.

In this candid memoir she shares the whole larger-than-life story, with genuinely shocking insider detail that has never been presented anywhere. From her troubled childhood to her time as a young editor at Vogue to her partnership with cobbler Jimmy Choo to her very public relationships, Mellon offers a gripping account of the episodes that have made her who she is today.

The result is a must read for entrepreneurs, fashionistas, and anyone who loves a juicy true story about sex, drugs, money, power, high heels, and overcoming adversity.

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  • Margaret Luce

    Well Tamara Mellon , I listened and learned wow what an empowering book for any woman going into business , with so many deep , painful and sometimes amusing family stories , histories and pain , mental illness , addictions , and through it all you rose above , looks like Mr Yeardye was looking down and smiling bravo , I will say a bit of the Irish brought you through Cheers , Margaret Luce A big fan just ask you sales staff in Southhampton