Created by Mattel founder Ruth Handler, a game-changing feminist visionary, Barbie defied the conventions of the 1950s, establishing a role for women other than a wife and mother.
With an identity outside of her family, Barbie represented an astounding modern departure, opening the imagination for what a doll—and a woman—could be.
From Marilyn Monroe to Margot Robbie, fashion designers to first responders, Barbie is the essential primer of an American phenomenon.
Today, more than a billion Barbie dolls with over 250 careers have been purchased worldwide, offered in an array of different nationalities, ethnicities, and body types.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A lifelong fan who still has every one of her Barbie dolls, the plastic convertible, and two Dreamhouses, Susan Shapiro is a bestselling author/coauthor of many books, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart (recently optioned for a movie), The Forgiveness Tour, The Bosnia List, The Byline Bible writing guide, and, most recently, American Shield. She freelances for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, New York, Elle, Oprah, Wired, and The New Yorker. By night she’s an award-winning writing professor who has taught at the New School, New York University and Columbia University and now offers private classes online.
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|Anno/Mese di Uscita:||2023|