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Barbie and Ruth : The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her - Robin Gerber

Barbie and Ruth

The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her

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“Barbie and her creator, the sharp-elbowed gal who built the biggest toy company, have a story to tell.”



Barbie and Ruth by Ruth Gerber is the remarkable true story of the world’s most famous toy and the woman who created her. It is a fascinating account of how one visionary woman and her product changed an industry and sparked a lasting debate about women’s roles. At once a business book, a colorful portrait of an extraordinary female entrepreneur, and a breathtaking look at a cultural phenomenon, Barbie and Ruth is a must read for anyone who ever owned a Barbie doll—a book Publishers Weekly calls, “a stirring biography…a fine study of success and resilience.”

“This stirring biography is a fine study of success and resilience.”

The doll nobody wanted -- The tenth child -- Love at a nickel a dance -- Ruth and Elliot and Matt -- A working mother -- Uke-a-doodles -- Music makers and sour notes -- Gambling everything on Mickey Mouse -- The woman and the doll -- Soaring in the sixties -- Toys, money, and power -- Hot wheels and hot deals -- The cancer within -- The plot unravels -- Nearly me -- The wages of fraud -- Forced service -- Ken and a time of plague -- Her way.

ISBN: 9780061895197
ISBN-10: 0061895199
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th March 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia