Skipper's Revenge

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I never got my chance to be Barbie. My fate as a Skipper was forever sealed. Since 1950, seven out of every ten girls in America have owned a Barbie doll. Paige Sheehan was not one of them. Her mother believed that playing with a doll whose breasts made up half of her body mass was inappropriate for a nine-year-old girl. During her childhood, Paige was forced to sneak to a friend’s house for her Barbie fixes, where she was directed to play Barbie’s less glamorous younger sister, Skipper. Now more than twenty ...
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I never got my chance to be Barbie. My fate as a Skipper was forever sealed. Since 1950, seven out of every ten girls in America have owned a Barbie doll. Paige Sheehan was not one of them. Her mother believed that playing with a doll whose breasts made up half of her body mass was inappropriate for a nine-year-old girl. During her childhood, Paige was forced to sneak to a friend’s house for her Barbie fixes, where she was directed to play Barbie’s less glamorous younger sister, Skipper. Now more than twenty years later, Paige has a theory that women are either Barbies or Skippers—and she still longs to play the superior role. Barbie women come readily stocked with beauty and accessories galore. Skippers are the younger sisters, impatient to grow up from their awkward adolescence and fill the high-heeled shoes of their glamorous sibling. Confronted with a failed relationship, a dying father, and a legal entanglement, Paige is forced to look beyond packaging. Unlike Barbie, born with an empire of houses, clothes, and companions, Paige discovers the value of being what she considers to be less than perfect. With a new love interest and a renewed sense of self, Paige takes on the seemingly Barbie-dominated world around her with wit, style, and determination.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595369379
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2006

    FUnny and Poignant

    It is great to read a book written by a working mother! This book is funny and poignant. It is a great summer read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    Recommended 'beach read' for the summer!

    'Skipper's Revenge' is sooo funny and a delightful read. Julie Murphy Tehan is a born storyteller!! Look forward to her future books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    Feel Good Story of the year!!

    I loved this book! It was such an enjoyable read and as I got close to the end I was sad because I didn't want it to be over, however the ending was PERFECT so I got over it. This is a must read for women everywhere!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    Fantastic read! Any woman can relate!

    I absolutely LOVED this book! It is rare that I actually laugh out loud when reading, but this book was hilarious on so many levels! And it was also touching as well. Any woman can definitely relate, especially if you have felt like a 'Skipper' your entire life. I definitely recommend to anyone who wants to laugh, cry and enjoy and relate to the life of Paige Sheehan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2006

    Great Beach Book

    Laugh out loud funny!!! I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who survived a non-Barbie childhood...a breeze to read...great supporting characters...Julie Teahan is the new Helen Fielding...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    Skippers of the world, unite!

    Ms. Teahan's novel touches anyone who felt as if she usually came in second. There will always be the buxom blonde who turns heads, but ultimately success will be achieved by those who know that determination, charm and true grit will always trump bleach and plastic. You go, Skipper girl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2006

    The next hot summer read!!

    I absolutely LOVED this book. Anyone who has played with Barbies knows who Skipper is (and haven't we all felt like Skipper more than Barbie?). Julie Murphy Teahan's book is funny and witty, yet also touches a nerve that I think most 20-35 year old women will identify with. I enjoyed it through and through.

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