From Head To Foot


You know my friend Annie Downs?

Of course you do.  She is famous in the blog world, famous in Nashville, famous in my heart, and now, famous in honest-to-goodness book print.

When I first met Annie several years ago, she was in the beginning stages of writing a book.  She wrote and wrote and wrote, more words than I have ever strung together.  She poured her heart and her time and her stories into this book – and now it’s finally ready for you to read.

Anyone who knows Annie in real life knows that she’s the greatest to hang around.  She is honest and funny and loves people like she means it.  She draws people in like a moth to the flame – except in the end, the moth doesn’t burn to death, so it’s actually not like a moth to the flame at all.  It’s more like cartoon birds and chipmunks being drawn to Cinderella’s song, or me being drawn to men with scruff.  (Please note that Annie Downs does not have scruff.)

Here’s the crazy thing: so much of the good that is Annie translates directly over to the way that she writes.  I’m only a few chapters into this book, and reading it feels like we’re sitting across the table from each other, hashing out the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The girl is gifted.

For those of you who can’t get enough of her hysterical, heart-felt blog, you will definitely want to grab a copy of “From Head To Foot.”  It’s geared toward young women – and chances are that you either are a young woman or you know a young woman, so order one or five or enough for all of the high schoolers at your church.

It’s a really cool thing to watch a friend’s dream come true.  Annie Downs is doing one of the many things that she’s meant to do – writing good, truthful, life-giving words, and sharing them with others.  It’s a big deal.  It’s a great story.  I’m so proud to call her my friend.



  1. Greta on December 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM


    I just learned the word “malingering.” <3

  2. Little AP on December 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Ahh! WANT!

  3. The Bug on December 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    I ordered it on Monday. I hope I get it in time to read it before I send it to my cousin’s daughter who’s the exact right age for it. Her birthday is in January.

  4. Tiffany Meaney on December 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Reading it now and I’m finding myself challenged and encouraged in new ways which proves this is not just for the young ones. What a great writer that Annie Downs is. Love her!

  5. faith on May 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    i love annies book.. it was awesome i am rereading it!!!

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