I'd buy this book just for the cover, but the poems are even twice as wonderful. Denise Duhamel has apparently obsessed for months about the Barbie doll phenomenon: all the poems have to do with the "what if " of Barbie attempting to fit into the real world. For example, what if Barbie were codependent? What if Barbie were in therapy? What if she were a religious fanatic? Do you know why Barbie and Ken don't dress in underwear? Why Barbie joined a 12 Step Program? How can you sleep nights without delving into the mysteries of this pop culture darling with the plastic eyelashes?
I read this book at Manhattan College as part of a poetry class taught by poet Nick Carbo in 1997. We were all so wet behind the ears back then, and I was living as a monk in a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sean Brennan
Since her birth in 1959, Barbie has embodied our 20th century hopes and aspirations--a perfect body, perfect house, perfect partner, perfect clothes, perfect vacations. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Paolo & Francesca
I heard about this book from an Master's level english major who thought highly of it. I bought it and read it in one sitting. Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by Kay
This poetry book is filled with a unique look into Barbie's view on life. I ordered this for poetry competition and it's full of really exciting and unique forms of different... Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Kylee E. Bible
book came very fast and is in amazing shape! no wear and tear and no high lighting. book arrived within a few days.Published on May 25, 2012 by Stephanie Bradford
I think this is my favorite poetry book. Just don't ask me to say why. Read more
There's a rumor floating around that Duhamel's got a Selected Poems forthcoming from _________. (I don't want to start a stampede). It's about time. Read morePublished on May 11, 2000