BARBIEr TALKS! is a free-wheeling account of life at Mattel during the aGolden Agea of the sixties and early seventies. This is the first book written by two toy designers who actually worked in the wonderful, top secret circus of Mattelas Research and Design. BARBIEr TALKS! relates the genius, the hilarity and the craziness that, Gwen Florea and Glenda Phinney encountered in the workplace and their roles in making Talking Barbie a reality. In their well-written intersecting personal memoirs, the authors reveal the inside story of how Barbie got her voice, and why Barbieas figure took the unrealistic shape that it did. There are both humorous and poignant stories about the antics of the toy designers and executives of Mattel. These historical events are interwoven with an honest and very readable account of the loves, marriages, and the blindly sexist business world, which triggered development of a feminine consciousness in each woman. What do Barbie Dolls do when they grow up? They have amazing lives and achieve their goals! BARBIE TALKS! is a revealing account of two women who came of age in the shadow of Barbie, and reveals a lie to the notion that Barbie was a poor influence for young women. Visit us on the web, www.barbietalks.com and see some of the fun pictures that didnat make it into the book. Wead also love to hear from you.Kimberli had goosebumps from head to toe and her teeth were chattering. aGosh, what happened?a Gwen asked... aIaIaI dropped the wig trying to put it on in this dim light. I picked it up wrong and I cana#39;t seem to figure out how to untangle it.
|Title||:||Barbie Talks!: An Expose' of the First Talking Barbie Doll. the Humorous and Poignant Adventures of Two Former Mattel Toy Designers.|
|Author||:||Gwen Florea, Glenda Phinney|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2000-10-20|