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Pull Yourself Up by Your Bra Straps: And Other Quacker Wisdom

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Jeanne Bice is funny, vivacious, and larger than life. She's also a self-made woman. Ten years ago, when she began selling her line of "Quacker Factory" brand clothing on QVC, she barely had two pennies to rub together. But from the moment she hit the airwaves, she became one of the network's most popular guests. While her sparkly, whimsical sweaters drew raves, viewers re ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Hachette Books
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Phyllis
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this self-help/inspirational book for ladies because un-ironic headband wearer Jeanne Bice (creator of Quacker Factory, a QVC based company specializing in gaudy sequined & embroidered twinsets and sweatsuits for women looking to make a statement) is such an amazing looking character. Who wouldn't want to take lifestyle advice from a woman in her 60s dressed like an extra from FLASHDANCE? Jeanne Bice comes across as a pretty fun person, and her reading about her journey ...more
Sarah
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found this book on my reading/ check out history from my local library. I had checked it out in 2007, and obviously it wasn't what I was looking for at the time. Based on the title alone I reserved it, and upon picking it up once again questioned if I'd read this sparkly pink book.

Recently I'd suffered a death of a close family friend who was of Jeanne's generation, Jeanne is also a few years older than my own mother. I think what I enjoyed most is hearing about her generation. How things wer
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Katie
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Katie by: Lisa
Shelves: life, memoirs
This book wasn't really at all what I was expecting, but it was still an inspiring read. Each chapter is a very short story that conveys an underlying message -- a lesson learned from Jeanne's life. Because of this format, some of the transitions seem sporadic. There were a few times that I thought, "Didn't she tell this story already?" The setup definitely makes for an easy read (which she admits to early on), but I think it would have been more helpful for the chapters to have been truly chron ...more
Judy
Oct 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I tossed this book aside after the first 30 pages. I've no idea why I picked up this book in the first place. I'm not into self help or self affirmations and I didn't find it particularly humorous. Take that into consideration when reading this review. Ask someone who likes this kind of stuff.
Diana
Aug 21, 2010 rated it it was ok
I knew that the author had an interesting life, but this book didn't convey it.
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Jeanne Bice was an entrepreneur, businesswoman and television personality. Bice was the founder of the Quacker Factory clothing line, which led to frequent appearances on QVC beginning in 1995. Quacker Factory has grossed more than $50 million in sales, as of March 2011. She was also a frequent guest on The Soup, appearing opposite host Joel McHale.

She was the mother of Tim Bice and the late Lee B
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