A WONDERFUL history of Helen Gurley Brown
In the 1960s, by then a successful copywriter at Foote, Cone, and married to David, who had become involved in film production (he was working for Darryl Zanuck as a story editor at 20th Century-Fox), having been hired away from Cosmopolitan Magazine where he had been their story editor, he suggested to Helen who had been a single girl well into her 30s – considered in those days well on the way to spinsterhood – that she write a book about her experiences as a single woman supporting her family and looking for a man.
The result was ‘Sex and the Single Girl,’ a title David had also suggested. It sold in the millions, and Helen became very famous. She was now married, and much of her time was being taken up personally responding to the thousands of letters she got from women all over America, single and married, seeking advice.
This is such a good read, with great photos. Enjoy!