This autobiography of Marilyn Brooks’ “Forty years of adventures in retail, fashion, fantasy and music” is a fascinating and lively chronicle that charts her adventures, determination, enthusiasm, crashing disappointments and fantastic successes in the ever-changing ups and downs of hems, waistline and colour schemes.
– ALEXANDRA PALMER, NORA E. VAUGHAN SENIOR CURATOR, ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
Marilyn Brooks is a fashion adventurer extraordinaire. She brings fun and fearlessness to fashion exploration.
– MARYLOU LUTHER, INTERNATIONAL FASHION SYNDICATE, FASHION GROUP, NYC
I lapped up Marilyn’s engaging memoirs, written with great charm and candor. Her new book provides a perfect style history lesson for those with a penchant for ‘60s and ‘70s pop nostalgia, and offers valuable insights into what it took to make it as both a brand and a business at a time when the world was changing in such revolutionary new ways. Her colourful stories are rife with drama and daring, and serve as a sweet style ticket back to a time of innocence and idealism—a period of pop culture that helped define who we became.
– JEANNE BEKER
Marilyn’s joie de vivre really came through in her designs. She never took herself, or her clothes, too seriously, which is one of the reasons she made a name for herself very quickly. But that’s not to say she didn’t work hard. Marilyn was always a dream to interview, v ery articulate, funny and quotable. She is a magnetic personality and her enthusiasm is infectious. She is her own best PR person.
– BERNADETTE MORRA, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, FASHION MAGAZINE
I have always found Marilyn to be a very kind, open and honest individual, as well as a very talented one. She brings a valuable message to those she interacts with and we can all learn from her openness and integrity.
– HARRY ROSEN, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, HARRY ROSEN INC.
Toronto would have been a far, far tamer place without her.
– JOYCE CARTER, GLOBE & MAIL
Every time you think you’ve written enough about Marilyn Brooks she does something to make you write more.
– KAREN HALL, WINDSOR STAR