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Handler, Ruth with Shannon, Jacqueline

ISBN 10: 068100763X / ISBN 13: 9780681007635
Published by Longmeadow Press, Connecticut, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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C.1994. First edition. Hardcover. Several b/w photos. Indexed. 230 pages. Small faint spot on rear cover. No internal markings or names. A tight copy. Near Fine. In an attractive, Near Very Good dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 010468

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Publisher: Longmeadow Press, Connecticut

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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The author recounts how she and her husband founded the Mattel Toy company, discusses her bout with breast cancer, and describes the breast prosthesis company she subsequently started

From Publishers Weekly:

The history of Barbie, created by Handler and her husband Elliot, cofounders of Mattel Toys, is recounted here. The doll, which was "born" in 1959 and whose "big boobs" aroused controversy at the time, enjoyed such commercial success that the market was expanded to include her boyfriend, Ken, siblings and friends-all with their own wardrobes and accessories. Assisted by Shannon (Why It's Great to Be a Girl), Handler also bitterly recalls her 1970 mastectomy and forced resignation from Mattel in 1975, after she was indicted for preparing false financial records. Though she denied her guilt, in 1978, she entered a plea of nolo contendere because, she says, she did not want to "jeopardize" her latest commercial venture after leaving Mattel-a breast prosthesis business. This self-serving memoir reclaims Handler's "motherhood" of Barbie. Author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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