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Critics' Praise

We loved this book! —NYLON MAGAZINE

 A richly told story of a forty-year, white-hot love triangle that fans the flames of a major worldwide conglomerate. —Neil Shulman, Associate Producer, Doc Hollywood

An engrossing and captivating tale that spans four generations and reveals the humanity glamour, and seedy underside of a family intoxicated by the quest for wealth, power, and perfection. This book is classic literary satisfaction, a real page-turner. —Nina Siezmasko, actress, The West Wing

A Truly inspirational story. I loved it! —Brigitte Lamblot, Publisher, VIE Magazine

Superb! An exciting tale that gives an insider's view into the genesis of a corporate giant. A wild ride, an enticing saga. —Alan Andrews Ragland, son of Maybelline legend 'Rags' Ragland 

We are especially fascinated to slip vicariously into the lives of the rich and privileged yet cheer for the underdog who overcomes obstacles to astound doubters with his success. We are enthralled with the historical sweep of events whose repercussions live on to the present, all elements of this amazing story—which reads like a juicy novel but is a family memoir distilled from nine hundred pages of family accounts from the 1920's to present. —Steven Hudis, producer, IMPACT Motion Pictures

This book has tremendous value even beyond its capacity to glimpse into history and its sheer joy to entertain. —Kolie Crutcher III, CEO and publisher, Get Money magazine

Tom Lyle, my great-uncle—and the godfather of our family—made us all rich, in more ways than one! But it is hard for us to separate Maybelline from our family, because it was a family affair, literally. This is a story I lived and a family I love.—William Preston Williams III