Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ask ME About Mary Kay

In December of 1963, grief over the recent assassination of President Kennedy gave rise to a heightened sense of urgency to "grab the brass ring now." So it was that on a snowy day in Dallas, a legal secretary looking for a brighter future for herself and her family answered an ad placed by a new company, Mary Kay Cosmetics. In Jackie Brown's brief interview with Mary Kay, she became convinced not only of the company's quality products and the founder's values, but also of the potential in the marketing plan. Here was a company that would reward her hard work and dedication with an executive paycheck! Jackie rose through the ranks of Mary Kay Cosmetics as no one else did. Jackie's successes in selling and recruiting laid the foundation for a cosmetics empire and she herself became the gold standard for new recruits. But as the company's achievements spiraled ever higher, Jackie began to see flaws from within. And these were only the first warnings of a breach of trust so great it would start a battle between the two women. This is the story the public has never heard. The real story that fills in the gaps left by other published reports. It is a story of loyalty and betrayal, joy and heartbreak, recognition and disappointment, heady success and depressing failure. Ultimately, it is also a story of tragedy, and Jackie Brown is the only one who can tell it. Author Jackie Brown spent over forty years in the cosmetic business and was president of two cosmetic companies. Now retired, she lives in a small town in Arkansas.

My Thoughts:
I was very impressed with how this book is written. It is a compelling story of a young woman and her journey to improve her family's life situation and how they could have less stress. It is amazing to read about Jackie's life and accomplishments! I would certainly suggest that you read this book.....if you want to be motivated, if you are curious about the history of women and self-employment, if you are self-motivated....it's just a good read all around! Jackie's struggles and accomplishments made me realize how much we are willing to do to improve our family's station in life. I give this book a 5/5. A very good book to get and read or gift!

Thank you to the author for providing a copy for me to review. It was provided in exchange for an honest opinion and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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