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Barbara T. Cecchini (Bobbie to her friends)
is a girl from Philly who overcomes a series of personal horrors, four
failed marriages and one of the most painful illnesses in the medical
lexicon.

In a harrowing introduction, written by
bestselling author Roger Radford, we learn of appalling
childhood abuse at the hands of her mother, and, later, her discovery
of the battered body of her murdered father, a man she hardly
knew.


Murder and mayhem continue to haunt
Bobbie when she joins the United States Army, firstly in the carnage
that is Vietnam, where she serves as a medical specialist, and later
when a knife-wielding killer runs amok at her base in Ft Sheridan,
Illinois.

But first and foremost, High Heels is the story of
Bobbie's adventures on the road as a lady trucker. It is written in her
own words. After raising five kids, and at the age of forty-two, she
decides to become a truck driver, finding true freedom through guiding
eighteen-wheelers the length and breadth of America. She may have been
doing a man's job, but she was determined to hold on to her femininity.
Thus the locker in the driver’s cabin always contained a pair of
red stilettos, just in case there was an opportunity to go dancing.

Bobbie tells of the fascinating characters she meets with a
feisty humor that even rape on the road and a life-changing illness fail
to quash. In a kaleidoscope of escapades, we meet Craw Daddy the cagey
Cajun, Dollar Bill, Mud Flap, Lot Lizards and even the Man Who Never
Was.
Co-author Roger Radford is a former Associated Press
correspondent in the Middle East and the author of three published
thrillers, The Winds of Kedem (international bestseller),
Schreiber’s Secret (movie rights optioned) and his latest book,
Cry of the Needle.

Written as a series of
vignettes, High Heels and 18 Wheels is an unforgettable tale of triumph
over adversity – from the seedy bars of Philly to the highways
and byways of America.



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