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Barbie and Ruth

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

Robin Gerber

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/9/2010)

Description

“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.”



Praise For Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her

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

“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

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

Harper Business, 9780061341311, 288pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2009



About the Author

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.