Books by
Mary Kay Ash

Miracles Happen: The Life and Timeless Principles of the Founder of Mary Kay Inc.

In her autobiography, Miracles Happen, Mary Kay Ash walks through her personal history from humble beginnings in Houston, Texas, to the realization of her dream Company that continues to inspire women around the world today. In the simple, straightforward way for which she was known, Mary Kay shares the valuable lessons, heartfelt encouragement and the timeless principles that helped her succeed.
Mary Kay tells the stories from her childhood that helped shape her as a leader, such as finding power in the simple phrase her mother repeated, "You can do it, Mary Kay. You can do it." She gives a behind-the-scenes look at the early years at Mary Kay Inc., which began in a 500- square-foot storefront in Dallas, Texas. Throughout each chapter, she lends her life experiences to offer guidance for anyone who wishes to succeed.
Her autobiography was first published in 1981 as Mary Kay and quickly sold more than 2 million copies. To celebrate the Company's 40th anniversary in 2003, it was updated and rereleased as Miracles Happen: The Life and Timeless Principles of the Founder of Mary Kay Inc. The epilogue was updated to reflect the full life of Mary Kay Ash who passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2001. Her story continues to serve as a tribute to the legacy of Mary Kay Ash as a champion and inspiration to women around the world.

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From the book:

"There are four kinds of people in the world:
Those who make things happen
Those who watch things happen
Those who wonder what happened
Those who don't know anything happened.
I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be first on that list."

- Mary Kay Ash