ISRAEL-CURLEY, MARCIADefying the Odds - Sharing the Lessons I Learned as a Pioneer Entrepreneur Woodstock The Overlook Press 2002 First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Marcia Israel-Curley to actor Jim Backus' wife, Inscribed by the author: “Dearest Henny, I have treasured our long-term friendship. All the best, Marcia.” Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The memoirs of Marcia Israel-Curley, founder of Judy's, one of the first successful specialty boutique chains.