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