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Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers Kindle Edition

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" Vivid portrait of Tupperware's origins...Kealing celebrates Wise's struggles against sexist, chauvinist corporate America. A book that certainly does her justice." --Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Bob Kealing, an Edward R. Murrow and three-time Emmy Award-winning reporter, is the author of Calling Me Home, Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock and Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends

Product Details

  • File Size: 684 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 081303227X
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (May 25, 2008)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AIECXRQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thanks for stopping by. I'm happy to announce the rights my book Tupperware, Unsealed have been purchased by Sony Pictures to star Sandra Bullock and Tate Taylor to direct. The project is in development.
In 2016, Three Rivers Press, a division of Crown will be releasing an exciting updated version of my Tupperware book in Hardback, ebook and audiobook under a new name.
2017 will bring the release of my next University Press of Florida book on Elvis Presley's early barnstorming days in and around Florida, where he played more live shows than anywhere else in his most transformative year, 1956. Film and TV rights are currently available as are rights to my book, Calling Me Home, Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock named by the influential British music magazine Uncut, to its Best Books of 2013 list.
You can still purchase an updated edition of my first book Kerouac in Florida at Shadylanepress.com proceeds support the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando, and the Kerouac House, now a national literary landmark!

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Format: Hardcover
Having been in the Tupperware Family all my life, i found this book to be fascinating, truthful, and completely up front and interesting - My parents were one of the original distributors so i know what is true and what is not - But the author did great research and wrote it in such a delightful way - I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the true story behind Earl Tupper and Brownie Wise and the early pioneers who worked themselves silly(sometimes literally!) to make Tupperware become a household name!
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As Brownie Wise was my half-brothers mother,I knew her all of my life. When my brother died a year ago January, I felt a very sad chapter had been closed. While Brownie was an great idea person she was not a business woman and left Jerry with virtually nothing. Bob did an excellent job of getting into the public head of Brownie and his research was wonderful. The totally true story never needs to be told and this is the most unbiased version I have come across including the PBS special of her.
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Bob Kealing transformed meticulous research about the "Queen of Tupperware" into a fascinating story. The interlinking saga of Tupperware and Brownie Wise moves from the early days of the little known plastic container company to the heights of 1950s corporate America. Kealing points to the important contributions Brownie Wise made in home party sales which ultimately made Earl Tupper a very rich man. The surprising downfall of Wise shocked her legions of fans and women who valued her as a role model. She was a promoter & mentor to all the women who for the first time were able to gain financial success. This book is also an important addition to Orlando area history. The small town of Kissimmee eventually grew because of its proximity to Walt Disney World. However, Kealing points out that there was a rich history before Disney World arrived. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in long buried histories.
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I was amazed at the details Bob Kealing related in the book. He really brought Brownie Wise (as well as Tupper himself) to life. The story is not a "slam job" but an even-handed look at the rise and fall of a strong-willed single mother. Brownie Wise was an integral part of Tupperware's meteoric rise. Sadly, as a woman, she was all too easily cast aside. This book relates a sad chapter in the history of Tupperware that I had no idea of. The authors detailed accounts made it easy to connect with the main characters in a way some historical novels never do. I also loved the way he put you "at the scene" by relating details of significant events taking place at the same time as the story. I predict you will be pleasantly surprised at the level of details and straight-forward writing style of this book. Excellent story about one of America's first successful business women.
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Our family is one of the original Tupperware pioneers mentioned in this book. I was very impressed with the author's ability to really capture an honest and accurate account of Brownie's spectacular rise to power in Tupperware as well as her eventual demise in the business world of the 50's. This book gives credit where it is due to all the early players that were responsible for creating this truely unique American Company. There has always been more to the Brownie Wise and earl Tupper relationship then people today understand and this book does tell the full story well.
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As I write this, there is apparently a movie in development based on this book, with Sandra Bullock rumored attached, to play Brownie Wise.

It is, overall, an extraordinary (well-told) story: the meteoritic rise of a female executive in the male-dominated business world of mid-20th -Century America. It's really an understatement to say she was before her time; it is difficult to imagine how solid that "glass ceiling" was way back then. She was the first woman on the cover of Business Week magazine. What is also extraordinary is how fast she fell, to the point where she is nearly a forgotten figure today (although an eventual movie might change that).

You can see her fall approaching as you read about her rise to the top. The story of Tupperware is the story of two characters: Earl Tupper, the inventor/owner, who would just assume keep a low profile and make his money, and Brownie Wise, who brought Tupper's wares to market, building the highly-successful direct-sales operation, the Home Party Division. It was a yin-yang relationship. Within only a couple of years, there were 1000s of Tupperware "dealers" throughout the US, wowing homemakers with the plastic bowls that "burped" to seal in freshness. Wise became a celebrity, appearing in the major magazines of the day. Dealers and distributors competed to win the stylish clothing she wore. The annual conventions at the division's headquarters in Orlando, FL - the "jubilees" - were spectacular.

And this is when you see the Shakespearean tragedy - the evitable fall after the envious rise. The publicity and her celebrity, used to promote the Tupperware brand and sales model, started to get to Wise's head - she started making serious mistakes -- and she was playing a game in which Mr.
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