This week in 1959, Barbie made her glittering debut at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Read the history of the world’s most famous toy and the woman who created her in Barbie and Ruth by Robin Gerber.
“Read this to your child if you want him to live in fear that when he falls ill, all of his toys will be burned.”
March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate influential and interesting women in history, here are three terrific reads—e-books for just $1.99 each.
Jackie After O by Tina Cassidy
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
Confessions Of an Art Addict by Peggy Guggenheim
Ready for Divergent, the movie? Well, you’ll have to wait a couple more weeks. Luckily, the Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion is now on sale with never-before-seen photos, personal interviews with the directors, actors, and writers, as well as exclusive extras.
Happy pub day to the following books:
Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur
Black Horizon by James Grippando
Panic by Lauren Oliver
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley
“I did not like this book at all the twilight books were better”
Countdown to Oscars 2014 | Celebrating Cinema
Old Hollywood at its best: By Myself and Then Some, a memoir by silver screen beauty Lauren Bacall. The e-book is just $1.99 for a limited time.
Let’s wrap up the shortest month of the year with a little bit of a bang, yeah? We have Barb Johnson’s collection of interlinked short stories, More of This World or Maybe Another, selected by Amy for our staff picks. Loosely revolving around The Bubble, the neighborhood laundromat in pre-Katrina, Mid-City, New Orleans, Johnson’s starkly drawn and unforgettable characters act out their lives in each story, driven by something fragile and irresistible, fighting for love, happiness, and justice. Short and bittersweet, just like February.
But it’s available for $1.99 until March 4, so you have a few more days to take advantage of it. And if you have any questions or comments about the pick? Amy’s available via our ask box.