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Life of the party : the remarkable story of how Brownie Wise built, and lost, a Tupperware party empire / Bob Kealing.

Kealing, Bob, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 338.7 KEA (Text) 36803000987938 NONFIC Available -
Butler PL - Butler 338.7 KEA (Text) 73174005028529 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 338.7 Kea (Text) 32604000204417 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 338.76 KEALING (Text) 39206021233539 NonFiction Available -
Whiting Public Library 658.0412 K192 (Text) 51735011763181 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 338.766 KEALING (Text) 33946003131237 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101903650
  • ISBN: 1101903651
  • Physical Description: xx, 298 pages : illustrations, black and white ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First revised edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2008 by University Press of Florida as: Tupperware, unsealed : Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the home party pioneers.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261-289]) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Kealing offers the definitive portrait of Wise, a plucky businesswoman who divorced her alcoholic husband, started her own successful business, and eventually caught the eye of Tupperware inventor, Earl Tupper, whose plastic containers were collecting dust on store shelves. The Tupperware Party that Wise popularized, a master-class in the soft sell, drove Tupperware's sales to soaring heights. It also gave minimally educated and economically invisible postwar women, including some African-American women, an acceptable outlet for making their own money for their families--and for being rewarded for their efforts. With the people skills of Dale Carnegie, the looks of Doris Day, and the magnetism of Eva Peron, Wise was as popular among her many devoted followers as she was among the press, and she become the first woman to appear on the cover of BusinessWeek in 1954. Then, at the height of her success, Wise's ascent ended as quickly as it began. Earl Tupper fired her under mysterious circumstances, wrote her out of Tupperware's success story, and left her with a pittance. He walked away with a fortune and she disappeared--until now."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wise, Brownie.
Tupper, Earl Silas.
Tupperware Corporation > History.
Tupperware Home Parties > History.
Home parties (Marketing) > United States > History.
Plastic container industry > United States > History.
Plastic tableware > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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