Relationships and shoes have a lot in common. Christian Louboutin is by far the most popular high-end shoe brand on the market starting at $600.00, but it's not for everybody. A friend bought me a pair, and though I am a Manolo and Dior girl, I decided to wear it on a book tour. By the time I landed the airplane and got to my hotel room, the blister was red as a Washington apple. The next day I am supposed to look cute and pain-free for my national TV interview. Thank God I took some acting classes; it came in handy.