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Miracles Happen by Mary Kay Ash
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Jul 26, 2009

it was ok
Recommended for: Mary Kay Ash fans, old fashioned people, self help enthusiasts
Read in August, 2009

Let me just say that it is incredibly difficult for me to pass up a bargain. So, when I found this gem of an autobiography in a 25 cent bin, I was helpless to stop myself. Settling in with some tea and a blanket, I prepared myself for a huge dose of propaganda. What I found was actually a sensitive, complete, inspirational autobiography of an amazing woman. Though there were a few irritatingly shallow parts, I walked away feeling positive about my purchase.

Ok...I get that Mary Kay Ash is all about making women feel better. I also get that she believes a well groomed appearance says a lot about a person. Still...COME ON! Do you really listen to self help tapes EVERY chance you get? Do you really believe a little bit of makeup can save the whole world? "I recently heard a very good definition of a woman's needs. From birth to age fourteen, she needs good parents and good health. From fourteen to forty, she needs good looks. From forty to sixty she needs personality, and from sixty on, she needs cash." Really...is that really all she needs? Never mind that this excerpt is from the chapter on How to Succeed in a Man's World. I find it offensive and unhelpful! It simplifies women, and intensifies gender roles...it isn't even worth analyzing. It was a silly, old fashioned comment that slanted the otherwise positive content of the chapter. A few more uncomfortable passages made me gag, but they are not worth mentioning. If you can read this for a quarter, by all means read away. If the price is anything higher, you would be wise to save your change for something more modern!
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Rochelle Kugler As a Mary Kay consultant I wake up everyday and thank Mary Kay Ash for everything she did. She has changed so many lifes. You never know whose dream is connected to yours.


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Sabrina I agree with Rochelle. I recently started my Mary Kay Business and it is by far the best decision I've made so far. The business is not about make-up. It's about loving yourself and caring for others. And when you love yourself, you have confidence. That's the blessing.


Leidy Cabada I get her point because I am reading the book and is good to remember that She wasn't a writer : she was an entrepreneur. And with that said, I think she did a good job with this book. I mean it takes a lot of time and effort to get a BOOK done.


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