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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us - Tanya Lee Stone I really liked this book. It is a straight forward yet well-balanced read about everyone's favorite (or most hated) 12" fashion doll. It is also features a great biography of Barbie's creator. What I loved most about the book was how the creator of Barbie could be considered a role model for today's women. She was a hard worker with a creative mind and didn't let her gender or her status hold her back. I also loved the argument of how Barbie could be perceived as a feminist icon, because Barbie had careers and career aspirations which women of had yet achieved. Personally, I never subscribed to the argument that Barbie's unnatural dimensions warped millions of girls' self-image. As I always said "She's a f***ing doll."

The topic and the magazine-like format makes it a quick and fun read. It is perfect for teens, tweens, and women who have a thing (good or bad) for Barbie.