Enter Helen

The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman
Product Number: EB00590268
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062342690
Publisher: Harper
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This cinematic story about legendaryCosmopolitaneditor and champion of the single girl Helen Gurley Brown chronicles her rise as a cultural icon who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In 1965, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking bestsellerSex and the Single Girl, took over an ailingCosmopolitanand soon revamped it into one of the most bankable—and revolutionary—brands on the planet. At a time when women's magazines taught housewives how to make the perfect casserole, Helen spoke directly to the single girl next door, cheekily advising her on how to pursue men, money, power, pleasure, and, most of all, personal happiness. In this retro romp that will appeal to fans ofMad Men, journalist Brooke Hauser reveals how a self-proclaimed "mouseburger" from the Ozarks became one of the most influential women of her time. Though she was married (to the renowned movie producer David Brown), no one embodied the idea of the Cosmo Girl more than Helen, who willed, worked, and flirted her way to the top. Bringing New York City vibrantly to life during the sexual revolution and the women's movement, and featuring a rich cast of characters, including Hugh Hefner and Gloria Steinem, Enter Helen is the riveting story of a polarizing pioneer who bucked convention to define her own destiny, baiting a generation that both revered and rejected her.

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Author(s): Brooke Hauser
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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Author(s): Brooke Hauser
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Product Number Z100099121
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062444530

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