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Written by Leon Gorman, L.L.Bean Chairman Emeritus and grandson of company founder Leon Leonwood Bean, this is a fascinating true-to-life account of our company, now over a century old.

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  • Hardcover.
  • 336 pages, including 16 pages of photographs.
  • USA.
  • Why We Love It

    The story candidly reveals Gorman’s behind-the-scenes struggles to balance change with tradition and how to shape a career – and a business – around bedrock values. Spanning four decades, it reveals the funny, poignant and often engrossing details of managing the L.L.Bean legacy during the best and worst of times. “Leon Gorman tells this story with his characteristic charm, wit, and self-effacing humor....” - Former US Senator George J. Mitchell
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    5 / 5
    September 19, 2016
    Great Business Sense and American Success Story
    This book follows the life of L.L. Bean, the company and the man. It is a great profile of the company through years lean and otherwise, and is a great... more
    Winston Salem
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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    April 1, 2016
    great epilogue.
    I am still reading this book but read parts of the book including the epilogue. it at least has an index. I find that great so being I am a kid from a... more
    plymouth minnesota.
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    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    November 18, 2015
    excited about this
    great read, definitely a good present for christmas~
    Boston MA
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    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    January 1, 2014
    Super quick delivery
    As a high school librarian, I am asked to find the history of business leaders, and this one is a true story of American entrepreneur!
    C. Shore in LeClaire, IA
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    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    April 21, 2012
    LLBean Business Model for Success
    I have been a long time LLBean customer and have been fascinated with the absolutely charming and warm, helpful customer service staff. I have talked to... more
    Bucks County, PA
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    5 out of 13 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    March 4, 2012
    Interesting history and business
    I received this book as a gift a year or so ago and soon had it read. This book gives a good history of the company and its business practices. Great for... more
    Atlanta
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    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    February 1, 2012
    Perfect birthday gift!
    An ideal extra birthday surprise for my husband. He's been an L.L.Bean fan for many, many years. Since this past Christmas had several favorite Bean shirts... more
    Middletown, DE
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    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    January 4, 2012
    Good history of LL Bean
    I really enjoyed this book as a history of LL Bean and some of the successes and struggles required to maintain the company. I think it does have some... more
    New Jersey
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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    September 23, 2011
    ole' Dear Bean
    Dear Bean: I thank you very much for sending this a christmas present--what a surprise. It is even signed by Mr. Gorman! A collector's item, surely. Despite... more
    USA
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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    September 20, 2011
    Light bedside reading
    I have read this book twice. It's an easy and enjoyable read. Love the photos on the insert, which bring the book characters to life, as well as the thumbnails... more
    Victoria, BC, Canada
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