ROUGE by Richard Kirshenbaum – Giveaway





Your seat is waiting… Richard Kirshenbaum’s novel, ROUGE (StMartinsPress) takes readers front row and center into the world of high society and business through the rivalry of two beauty industry icons. Like a delicious confection treat you swear off every time you indulge, ROUGE is that perfect yummy addition to this summer’s beach  reads. ROUGE is a sexy, glamorous journey into the rivalry of the pioneers of powder, mascara and rouge. Nothing like a good cat fight to keep you flipping pages.

This fast-paced novel examines the lives, loves, and sacrifices of the visionaries who invented the modern cosmetics industry: Josiah Herzenstein, born in a Polish Jewish Shtlel, the entrepreneur who transforms herself into a global style icon and the richest woman in the world, Josephine Herz; Constance Gardiner, her rival, the ultimate society woman who invents the door-to-door business and its female workforce but whose deepest secret threatens everything; CeeCee Lopez, the bi-racial beauty and founder of the first African American woman’s hair relaxer business, who overcomes prejudice and heartbreak to become her community’s first female millionaire. The cast of characters is rounded out by Mickey Heron, a dashing, sexy ladies’ man whose cosmetics business is founded in a Hollywood brothel. All are bound in a struggle to be number one, doing anything to get there…including murder.

I loved ROUGE. You really get a fun history of the make-up business. It’s historical fiction, but you can guess the players. ROUGE takes you into the glamorous world of beauty and cosmetics and you keep flipping pages until (darn-o) … it’s over!



Richard Kirshenbaum is one of the most sought after personalities in New York City advertising. Richard is an accomplished entrepreneur, as well as an author and has written a number of books, including “Isn’t That Rich, Life Among the One Percent” published by Open Road, based on his monthly column for the New York Observer, was recently sold to ABC Studios in partnership with Ben Silverman.

He lives in New York City with his wife, Dana a former Entertainment & Media Publicist and their three children, Lucas, Talia and Georgia.

Thanks to FSB Associates, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what you know of the one-percent … perhaps you’re a member! We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only, please.

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23 thoughts on “ROUGE by Richard Kirshenbaum – Giveaway

  1. I don’t know a lot of about the 1%, but assume it’s a lot of glitz and glamour, and it’s own set of problems!


  2. Being in the one percent doesn’t always mean you’re happy. There are definitely perks though!

    This book looks excellent! Thanks!


  3. I don’t live that far from Palm Beach. The one percent still require the same air to breathe, and water to drink.


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