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

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/31/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Scanlon takes a mesmerizing look at the the life of Helen Gurley Brown, the woman behind "Cosmopolitan" magazine and the groundbreaking novel, "Sex and the Single Girl." bw photos.

Author Biography

Jennifer Scanlon is a professor of gender and women's studies at Bowdoin College. She has published widely on consumer culture and women's history.

Table of Contents

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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