Story posted April 25, 2009
For the second time in a week, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon and her critically acclaimed biography, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, are in The New York Times.
The book about the life of the longtime Cosmopolitan magazine editor is reviewed in the April 26, 2009, New York Times Sunday Book Review on the heels of another Times review on April 22.
The latest Times review, "Miniskirt Lib," by television critic Ginia Bellafante, offered commentary on Scanlon's assertion that Brown belongs in the pantheon of remarkable mid-20th-century feminists.
The previous review, "Helen Gurley Brown: The Original Carrie Bradshaw," was front and center as the cover story of the Arts section in the coveted "Books of the Times" feature.
In that lengthier and more comprehensive critique, reviewer Dwight Garner explored Scanlon's writing and research, noting, "Ms. Scanlon covers this territory gracefully and concisely."