Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Bad Girls Go Everywhere

The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118121
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The biography of the revolutionary magazine editor who created the “Cosmo Girl” before Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw was even born

As the author of the iconic Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for over three decades, Helen Gurley Brown (1922–2012) changed how women thought about sex, money, and their bodies in a way that resonates in our culture today. In Jennifer Scanlon’s widely acclaimed biography, the award-winning scholar reveals Brown’s incredible life story from her escape from her humble beginnings in the Ozarks to her eyebrow-raising exploits as a young woman in New York City, and her late-blooming career as the world’s first "lipstick feminist." A mesmerizing tribute to a legend, Bad Girls Go Everywhere will appeal to everyone from Sex and the City and Mad Men fans to students of women’s history and media studies.
Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Bad Girls Go Everywhere

Written by: Jennifer Scanlon