When you hear the word “Barbie,” do you have a reaction? Do you think, “Oh, I LOVED my Barbie dolls”? Or maybe, “My parents never let me have one.” Or “Barbie made me feel lousy about myself.” It seems that absolutely everyone has a strong opinion about Barbie. Love her or hate her, no one is neutral! But how much do you really know about Barbie? Or about Ruth Handler, the woman behind the Barbie empire? And why is it that little brothers everywhere love to rip Barbie’s head off, and otherwise abuse the poor doll? You can find out the answers to all of these questions, and so much more, in The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by Tanya Lee Stone. Check out this “Unauthorized” biography of Barbie today and get the facts to back up your opinion of Barbie!
*A lyric from “Barbie Girl” by the pop group AQUA.