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Barbie Now and Then

Why would Barbie have warped my body image? I didn’t want those annoying tits or any of the scratchy hair-dos that came after her ponytail. Those were the years that Jackie Kennedy was changing the way my mother dressed and decorated. My television icons were Samantha Stevens, Marlo Thomas and, by the end of my Barbie years, Susan Partridge. Read More

Tiny goof

I think you mixed up the names of actress Susan Dey and her character, Laurie Partridge!

I always loved Susan, too- especially when she got off great zingers against David Cassidy (Keith Partridge).

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Frances Kuffel is the author of Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self.

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