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Bad girls go everywhere : the life of Helen Gurley Brown

Author: Jennifer Scanlon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first biography of Helen Gurley Brown, author of the 1962 international bestseller Sex and the Single Girl and 32-year editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. Scanlon had unprecedented access to Brown's papers, and she presents Brown in the context of the feminist movement, highlighting her role as an advocate of professional accomplishment and sexual freedom for women"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Helen Gurley Brown; Helen Gurley Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Scanlon
ISBN: 9780195342055 0195342054
OCLC Number: 235025363
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 270 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Growing Up Gurley, and a Girl 1 --
2 Work Life, Romantic Entanglements 23 --
3 David Brown 40 --
4 Sex and The Single Girl 57 --
5 Sensationalist Literature and Expert Advice: Selling Sex and the Single Girl 79 --
6 Sexy From the Start: The Early Years of Second-Wave Feminism 94 --
7 Packaging a Message-And a Messenger 112 --
8 Normal Like Me: The Single Girl on Television 132 --
9 Good Girls go to Heaven-Bad Girls Go Everywhere: Helen Gurley Brown's Cosmopolitan 143 --
10 Sexual Liberation on Whose Terms?: Defining the Second Wave 168 --
11 Aging, Resisting, Redefining 192 --
12 An Editor Steps Down, Reluctantly 212.
Responsibility: Jennifer Scanlon.
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Scanlon tracks the trajectory of Helen Gurley Brown's career as not only the longtime editor of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, but as a frank, fearless champion for women.  Read more...

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An important book for any modern woman who occasionally wonders how we got where we are today. * Sarah Vine, The Times * A deeply satisfying and illuminating read...Scanlon is also a clear-headed and Read more...

 
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