April 24, 2023

The Cobbler



The Cobbler

How I Disrupted an Industry, Fell From Grace and Came Back Stronger Than Ever

by Steve Madden with Jodi Lipper

Genre: Biography

Everyone knows Steve Madden's name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story. Over the past thirty years Steve Madden has taken his eponymous shoe company from the fledgling startup he founded with a mere $1,100.00 to a global, multi-billion-dollar brand. But Madden's mistakes, from his battle with addiction to the financial shortcuts that landed him in prison, are as important to his story as his most iconic shoes. In this raw, intimate, and inspiring book, Madden holds nothing back as he shares what it took to get here and the lessons he's learned along the way. Readers are treated to the wild ride though his rise, fall, and comeback. But they will also walk away uplifted by a man who has owned up to his mistakes, determined to give back.

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Founder, Creative and Design Chief, Steven Madden, LTD.

Author, The Cobbler: How I Disrupted An Industry, Fell From Grace & Came Back Stronger Than Ever


Steve Madden is an entrepreneur, an award-winning designer, and a business titan whose eponymous company is currently worth over 3 billion dollars. He is also a recovering addict and a devoted family man. Over the past thirty years, the provocative shoe designer built a booming brand and nearly lost it all to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” only to rebound by giving back and creating a global empire.

In 1990, with a mere $1,100 in the bank, Madden followed his intuition and set out to create the next big thing: a company able to anticipate consumer needs and subsequently deliver collections that were both cutting edge and highly saleable. Channeling his creative energy to produce a variety of silhouettes and vibrant styles in his Queens-based factory, quickly his dream became reality and the Steve Madden brand was born.

 30 years later, with over 200 stores across the globe, the acquisition of notable brands such as Dolce Vita, Betsey Johnson, and Blondo, to name a few, standout collaborations with stars including Sydney Sweeney, Nessa Barret, Cardi B, Winnie Harlow, Ja Rule, Keyshia Cole, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the designer and entrepreneur continues the hustle.

While Madden can recognize success, he is mindful of his humble beginning and support he has received on his journey to achievement. As a recovering addict as well as someone who has learned to manage his ADD, Madden is an active philanthropist and mentor who supports several organizations that help those in need of a second chance.

A native New Yorker, Steve currently resides in Manhattan with his children, and is more present than ever at his company’s Long Island City headquarters, the various showrooms throughout Manhattan and his namesake stores worldwide.

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**Tune into Steve's special appearances during the tour!**

He will be on:

*The Breakfast club radio show April 14th 

*Good Day NY the morning of launch, 4/18/2023

*GMA April 19th

*Nightline April 19th

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

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  1. This sounds like a really good book.

  2. Words cannot espresso how much you bean to me. Thank you so much for the post!

  3. Busy cover. I have actually never heard anything about Steve Madden before. Intrigued.

  4. I love to read about real life and how it changes a person from lost to finding their way back-thanks

  5. Cindy Merrill: I don't get it, is the book about a guy? if som why is there a female on the cover ( or is he binary?)

  6. I have never heard of Steve Madden. The title makes sense.

  7. This sounds intriguing. The cover is different

  8. This sounds fascinating. Quite the cover too.

  9. Really neat, lots going in the book it seems.


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