Barbie and Ruth: the story of the world's most famous doll and the woman who created her

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Collins Business,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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English
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“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.”

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