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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie : A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
by Tanya Lee Stone


Overview - "Balanced, funny, provocative and most of all, important for anyone wanting to understand girlhood in America." E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars
Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world.
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Overview
"Balanced, funny, provocative and most of all, important for anyone wanting to understand girlhood in America." E. Lockhart, New York Timesbestselling author ofWe Were Liars
Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. She s stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girls whether that influence has been positiveor negative depends on whom you ask.
Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is.Part biography both of the doll and of her inventor, Ruth Handler and part exploration of the cultural phenomenon that is Barbie, The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie is filled with personal anecdotes, memories, and opinions from people of all ages. Featuring original color and black-and-white photographs, this book is for everyone who understands that we re all living in a Barbie world.

"This is no mere Barbie book. This is a how-to manual about being a girl." Lauren Myracle, New York Timesbestselling author
* "Source notes, a bibliography, and lots of images, including an inset of color photos, add to an offering that pleases and intrigues." Booklist, starred review
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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780147516060
  • ISBN-10: 0147516064
  • Publisher: Speak
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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