In My Shoes

  • by Tamara Mellon, William Patrick
  • Narrated by Polly Lee
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 listen 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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loved every bit every single bit.

listened to it everywhere. very entertaining and eye opening. loved it to the max. highly recommended
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- Blessing

The story of a egocentric but talented girl...

What was most disappointing about Tamara Mellon and William Patrick ’s story?

Although Tamara is clearly a talented business woman with a good vision, her story is infuriating as she constantly complains on how everybody is wrong, trying to screw her or else. When she clearly doesn't have one ounce of respect for anyone especially for the man who gave her his name (Jimmy Choo) when she took no time to later walk all over him. She is an egocentric, selfish and self centered woman. Unfortunately everyone that worked with her is bound to a non disclosure contract as i would have love to hear the other side of the story. Tamara has now left Jimmy Choo and her eponymous company Tamara Mellon failed... Not surprising at all.


What about Polly Lee’s performance did you like?

Very good


Do you think In My Shoes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No please no more Tamara.


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- ValentineA

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio