By Jennifer Scanlon Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
When reviewing the great figures of feminism, few would call to mind the creator of the Cosmo Girl, but as Jennifer Scanlon argues in her fascinating biography Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan
and diva of the New York magazine world powerfully changed the way modern culture views the single woman. ...
The first biography of Helen Gurley Brown, Bad Girls Go Everywhere
accords Brown a place among the early feminist leaders of the second wave of the feminist movement. Scanlon's impressively researched portrait shows us that Helen Gurley Brown is a woman of fascinating contradictions, carving out her own unique philosophy of pragmatic feminism, a philosophy that defines the lives of millions of women today.
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