Story posted September 27, 2010
Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Jennifer Scanlon's Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine, newly released in paperback, is included in the September 26, 2010, New York Times Sunday Book Review feature, "Paperback Row."
Scanlon argues provocatively that Brown, who promoted ambition and self-sufficiency for women, belongs in the feminist pantheon.
It's complicated: "Sex and the Single Girl" (1962) is less about sex than about the primacy of work in women’s lives, but a third of it is about entertaining, dieting, clothes and makeup."
Read the article.
See a compilation of reviews and media coverage for Bad Girls Go Everywhere and learn more about the book here.
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