DALLAS, TX (August 15, 2019) – Thirty-five years ago, in 1984, Mary Kay Ash had already established a 20-year track record of running a successful cosmetic business her way. As a guide to other business leaders and entrepreneurs, Mary Kay turned the values she used to shape her dream company into a bestselling book: Mary Kay on People Management. Today, Mary Kay Inc. announced the 35th Anniversary Edition of Mary Kay on People Management is available for sale at all Half Price Books locations and online through their website. In celebration of the anniversary, 35 percent of profits from the book’s sale will benefit The Mary Kay FoundationSM.

The new, definitive edition of the timeless classic includes the essential lessons for business success from the icon herself, Mary Kay Ash. The book features a brand-new illustrated cover and also includes a new, full-color timeline of Mary Kay Ash’s life with never-before-seen photos.

“Thirty-five years ago, when my grandmother wrote down her essential business principles, some predicted the values wouldn’t work outside of Mary Kay,” said Ryan Rogers, Chief Investment Officer for Mary Kay Inc. and author of the book’s new foreword. “Others said the principles were too ‘quaint’ to be practical. But Mary Kay was certain of one thing—these principles worked.”

And they did. Mary Kay on People Management became a bestseller that was lauded across industries as a revolutionary study into the art of business leadership, problem solving and contagious enthusiasm—all coupled into a formula for nurturing a high-performance corporate culture.

“The new edition will benefit any business leader or entrepreneur,” added Rogers. “This book is something the leadership of Mary Kay refers to on a daily basis—not only for how to do things the Mary Kay way, but how to build a workplace culture that fosters inclusion and concern for the health and well-being of its employees, one of the cornerstone lessons in her book.”

In Mary Kay on People Management, Mary Kay explains her philosophy on inspiring both people and profits; on applying the Golden Rule to all aspects of management: hiring, motivating, maximizing productivity and more; and most importantly, on proving that the rewards can be enormous when P&L not only means profit and loss but also people and love. To purchase the definitive edition of Mary Kay on People Management, visit any Half Price Books location or visit their website at hpb.com.  


About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 55 years ago with three goals: offer rewarding opportunities for women, manufacture irresistible products and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to researching the science behind beauty and to manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, fragrances and nutritional supplements. Through The Mary Kay FoundationSM, the company has awarded more than $78 million to cancer research and domestic violence shelters. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time.


About The Mary Kay FoundationSM

Guided by Mary Kay Ash’s dream to enrich the lives of women everywhere, The Mary Kay FoundationSM raises and distributes funds to invest in breakthrough cancer research to find a cure for women-related cancers and ending domestic violence against women. Since 1996, The Mary Kay FoundationSM has contributed more than $78 million to organizations aligned with its two-fold mission. In addition, the Foundation supports awareness initiatives, community outreach programs, and advocates for legislation to ensure women are healthy and safe. Together, we can make the world better for women. To learn more about how to educate, advocate, volunteer and donate, and join life-saving work to support and empower women, visit marykayfoundation.org, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or follow us on Twitter.


About Half Price Books

Half Price Books is the largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain with 124 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 47 years and supports hundreds of local, national and international programs. Each year the company sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating and distributing thousands of books to non-profit organizations and schools throughout the United States. Half Price Books is a founding contributor to Laura Bush's National Book Festival, and a continuing supporter of the National Center for Families Learning and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, its store locations and corporate initiatives, please visit www.hpb.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.