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What Others Are Saying about This Book . . .

An exciting and thoughtful book, part memoir, part history, part family saga, that reveals the triumphs and tragedies behind the many faces of Maybelline.—Mark A. Clements, author, Lorelei

We are especially fascinated to slip vicariously into the lives of the rich and privileged yet cheer for the underdog who overcomes obstacles to astound doubters with his success. We are enthralled with the historical sweep of events whose repercussions live on to the present—all elements of this amazing story, which reads like a juicy novel but is a memoir distilled from nine hundred pages of family accounts from the 1920s to the present.—Steve Hudis, producer, IMPACT Motion Pictures

Superb! An exciting tale that gives an insider’s view into the genesis of a corporate giant. A wild ride, an enticing saga.—Alan Andrews Ragland, son of Maybelline legend “Rags” Ragland

Spanning four generations, The Maybelline Story traces the founding of one of the true great family enterprises that spawned the billion-dollar cosmetic industry and reveals the glamour—and seedy underside—of sudden fortune and unrestrained vanity on the family dynasty behind it. Wow to seeing this on screen!—Nina Siemaszko, actress, The West Wing

Love and tenderness are palpable in sensitive recount of this amazing historical memoir. This is NOT a one time read. A literary prism, relevant to the boardroom as it is to a book club or fireside/poolside read. Truly an inspirational legacy reminding us in the words of Proust that: “the voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”—Diane Bruno, CISION MEDIA

A richly told story of a forty-year, white-hot love triangle that fans the flames of a major worldwide conglomerate.—Neil Shulman, MD, associate producer, Doc Hollywood

A truly inspirational story chronicling the journey and unwaivering faith of the family behind the rise of an iconic brand.--Brigitte Lamblot, Publisher, VIE Magazine

Even if you come away from reading this book thinking that the family dynasty created in the founding of Maybelline was a bit over the top, “over the top” was what was expected from the generation that brought it about. This story may read like a novel, but it is, alas, a true one!—Nancy Williams Fesler, great niece of Tom Lyle Williams

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