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Standing Strong

IN A NEW BOOK (ABOUT SHOES!), THE ACTRESS REFLECTS ON HOW SHE SURVIVED THE PAINFUL PUBLIC SCRUTINY ON HER BREAKUP WITH TOM BRADY

Bridget Moynahan wasn’t making much progress. She’d set out to cull her shoe closet but instead found herself keeping every pair of pumps, boots and sandals she saw. “I couldn’t even part with things I was never using,” she says, sitting down to breakfast in New York City. “They all had a memory attached.”

That realization sparked the idea for the Blue Bloods actress’s newest project, Our Shoes, Our Selves, a collection of 40 essays by women from Padma Lakshmi to Katie Couric on

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