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Thursday, November 02, 2017

You Don't Own Me

I am delighted to announce that my new book You Don’t Own Me (Norton) is coming out in two weeks. It tells the true story of cutthroat competition and innovation in the toy industry, with the twists and turns of a thriller, including colorful personalities, egos, and opens windows to fundamental questions about law and ethics, parenting and childhood, consumer markets and cultural icons, copyright and creativity, race and feminism... 

You Don’t Own Me has been getting advanced praise from Publisher’s Weekly (“impressive”, "thoroughly researched”, “entertaining"), Kirkus Reviews ("crisp narrative", "aggressively researched", "dizzying" drama) Booklist (“outstanding”) and more ( “sparkling prose”, "thrill ride", "amazing story and great read", "Colorful and dramatic. ...Orly Lobel masterfully draws us in", “Elle Woods would eat this story up”, “gripping”; “A thrilling page-turner. Orly Lobel delivers the impossible. A fast-moving, fun book about marketing, litigation and the culture we create.”)

I’d love for you to read it ! 

Posted by Orly Lobel on November 2, 2017 at 06:21 PM | Permalink


awesome Joe. If you like it, tell Goodreads, Amazon and the world :) Enjoy!

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Nov 17, 2017 11:12:55 AM

Okay. Got my copy from the library today.

Posted by: Joe | Nov 17, 2017 10:55:02 AM

Thanks so much Jennifer - I think my dean is planning an event at USD for the book during AALS - but I don't know the details yet. - looking forward to seeing you in any event !

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Nov 5, 2017 7:57:44 PM

Orly, congratulations! Will you be at AALS in January to autograph copies? Will bring one with me if so.

Posted by: Jennifer Taub | Nov 5, 2017 12:09:11 PM

Jeff you have to buy multiple books for all your friends and family as Hanukkah gifts - Publisher's Weekly just selected the book for its Holiday Gift Guide
"Turning the fine points of patent, property, and copyright law into the stuff of a courtroom thriller, Lobel chronicles the 10-year legal battle between two doll-manufacturing giants."
But yes, you will understand the title as you read...

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Nov 4, 2017 11:06:50 AM

Great title as well. Do I have to buy the book to find out if you refer to this?:


Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Nov 4, 2017 9:45:06 AM

Thanks Margaret, and yes, Joe - no spoilers but her seedy past comes out, as does her present dark side.

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Nov 3, 2017 12:31:17 PM

Barbie does have a dark side. She did start out as a doll for adults, as I recall.

Posted by: Joe | Nov 3, 2017 11:07:02 AM

This looks like an excellent read!

Posted by: Margaret Ryznar | Nov 3, 2017 3:11:55 AM

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