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Madame: An Intimate Biography of Helena Rubinstein

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An affectionate, intimate biography by Madame Helena Rubinstein's personal assistant that captures "Madame's" unbounded energy and spunk such as her buying carloads of African sculpture or kicking an inatteneive employee in the ankle to make him listen, keeping her competitor's at bay, and dispensing homely advice, particularly on beauty. Rubinstein's propensity for ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published July 1st 1971 by Viking Press
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Ozma
Jul 19, 2016 Ozma rated it liked it
I bought this book at a used book sale because I liked the look of it. It had a proper cover, and the book had thick, creamy pages which felt crisp. I also liked the cover art: a picture of a solitary jar. It captures, in a symbolic way, the power of the Helena Rubinstein empire. Considering she built the empire herself and, according to the book, introduced the concept of beauty products and maintenance with creams and lotions, she was quite a remarkable lady. One of the first lady millionaires ...more
Julai
Oct 11, 2014 Julai rated it it was ok
I think this book had a good foundation in fact, but ultimately I can't makeup a good reason to read it again. The title over promises on intimacy-- there's nothing here to make one blush. Ultimately, brush this one aside.
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Shelves: own, nonfiction, bio, mexico
a boring bio by a boring author on a boring person.
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first-hand account of Helena Rubinstein's very colourful life and strong character.
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