The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie Cover

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie

A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us

By Tanya Lee Stone

Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670011872, 130pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2010

Description
During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love-and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influenced generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is, and at the impact that she's had on our culture (and vice versa). Featuring passionate anecdotes and memories from a range of girls and women, a foreword by Meg Cabot, and original color photographs, this book explores the Barbie phenomenon in a brand-new light.


About the Author
Tanya Lee Stone has written several books for young readers, including the young adult novel "A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl". She lives with her family in Vermont.