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Three Barbie Must-Reads
Monday, 08 June 2009 19:38
As you know, “Barbie: is celebrating her 50th birthday this year. Here is a reading list to commemorate her golden year:

barbie-and-ruthBarbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her By Robin Gerber ... During her life, Ruth Handler, co-creator of Barbie, experienced both great triumphs and setbacks. This book is a balanced portrayal of her life’s story.


toy monsterToy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel By Jerry Oppenheimer ... Even the toy and doll industry has its dark side. Oppenheimer exposes the intrigues and scandals surrounding both Barbie and her parent company, Mattel, throughout the last half century.

forever-barbieForever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll By M.G. Lord ... Originally published in 1994, Lord’s book explores every facet of America’s sometimes love, sometimes hate, relationship with the iconic doll.


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I apologize for not including info on where the books could be found or who published them. Barbie and Ruth is published by Harper Collins, copyright 2009, and is only available in hardcover at present. Toy Monster is published by Wiley, John & Sons, copyright 2009, and is also only available in hardcover at present. Forever Barbie is published by Walker & Company, copyright 2004 (there was also a 1994 edition), and is available in hardcover and paperback. All of these books are available online at Borders.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com. I assume that you could also find them at your local Borders or Barnes & Noble. Lately, I've become a fan of my local Half Priced Books bookstore, if you have one in your area, you may want to check there first. smilies/smiley.gif
Heidi H , June 11, 2009 | url
I too would like to know when the books will be published and where will they be sold. I am a doll collector of many different dolls and I also try to refurbish them as good as I can. I go to thrift and garage sales to see what I find. Now I need to see what I can do with the ones I haven't worked on.
Carmen , June 10, 2009
Where are these Barbie books available?
Billie , June 09, 2009

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