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  • Published:

    Feb 9, 2010
  • ISBN:

    9780061341328
  • Pages:

    288
  • Size:

    5.3" x 8"
  • Weight:

    0.5 lb
  • For Booksellers:

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Book Title and Author Byline

Barbie and Ruth

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

Product Description and Author Information

About the Book

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

Time

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.”

About the Author

Robin Gerber

Photo of Robin Gerber

Robin Gerber is the author of several books, including Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, Katharine Graham, and the novel Eleanor vs. Ike. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Reviews

“Gerber’s smoothly-written biography paints a fearless business woman as a devoted wife, a too-busy mother and a rock-‘em-sock-‘em executive.” —New York Post

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

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

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