Barnes and Noble: Barbie and Ruth by Robin Gerber
Despite all of the controversy over her proportions, Barbie has managed to capture the imagination of kids (little and big) for 50 years. And she may never even have reached the shelves if it hadn't been for the tireless efforts of toy retailer Ruth Handler. So behind the great doll is a woman's success story. Poetic, inspirational and totally Barbie.