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Bad Girls Go Everywhere : The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine - Jennifer Scanlon

Bad Girls Go Everywhere

The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine

Paperback Published: 25th October 2010
ISBN: 9780143118121
Number Of Pages: 285
For Ages: 18+ years old

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[A] cracking new biography . . . of an icon whose optimistic, go-getter vision of female emancipation helped bring on [feminism's] third wave.'
- Naomi Wolf, The Washington Post

Helen Gurley Brown
called herself a 'mouseburger: a young woman of average looks, with some intelligence, more likely working in a job then pursing a career.' But as the author of the revolutionary Sex and the Single Girl and the longtime editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Brown changed the way women thought about sex, money, and their bodies in a way that resonates in our culture today. Jennifer Scanlon offers a mesmerizing picture of an often overlooked figure, relating Brown's escape from her humble beginnings in the Ozarks to her eyebrow-raising exploits as a young woman in New York, and her late-blooming career as the world's first 'lipstick feminist.'

'In her entertaining new biography . . . [Scanlon] argues, convincingly, for Ms. Brown as a feisty, pivotal and too easily dismissed pioneer of the American women's movement.'
- The New York Times

'Scanlon's shrewed biography reveals a woman of contraditions . . . a strategically racy cultural pioneer.'
-O, The Oprah Magazine

Prefacep. ix
Growing Up Gurley, and a Girlp. 1
Work Life, Romantic Entanglementsp. 24
David Brownp. 42
Sex and the Single Girlp. 60
Sensationalist Literature and Expert Advice: Selling Sex and the Single Girlp. 83
Sexy From the Start: The Early Years of Second-Wave Feminismp. 98
Packaging a Message-and a Messengerp. 117
Normal Like Me: The Single Girl on Televisionp. 138
Good Girls go to Heaven-Bad Girls go Everywhere: Helen Gurley Brown's Cosmopolitanp. 149
Sexual Liberation on Whose Terms?: Defining the Second Wavep. 175
Aging, Resisting, Redefiningp. 201
An Editor Steps Down, Reluctantlyp. 222
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Notesp. 241
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780143118121
ISBN-10: 0143118129
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 25th October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.268