Bad Girls Go Everywhere : The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine
The biography of the revolutionary magazine editor who created the "Cosmo Girl" before Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw was even born As the author of the iconic Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for over three decades, Helen Gurley Brown (1922-2012) changed how women thought about sex, money, and their bodies in a way that resonates in our culture today. In Jennifer Scanlon's widely acclaimed biography, the award-winning scholar reveals Brown's incredible life story from her escape from her humble beginnings in the Ozarks to her eyebrow-raising exploits as a young woman in New York City, and her late-blooming career as the world's first "lipstick feminist." A mesmerizing tribute to a legend, Bad Girls Go Everywhere will appeal to everyone from Sex and the City and Mad Men fans to students of women's history and media studies.
- Paperback | 285 pages
- 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
- 06 Sep 2010
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- The Penguin Press
- New York, NY, United States
- Plates, black and white; Frontispiece
About Jennifer Scanlon
Jennifer Scanlon is a professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College. An award-winning teacher and scholar, she has published widely on consumer culture and women's history.