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This cinematic story about legendary Cosmopolitan editor and champion of the single girl Helen Gurley Brown chronicles her rise as a cultural icon who redefined what it means to be an American woman.

In 1965, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, took over an ailing Cosmopolitan and soon revamped it into one of the most bankable—and revolutionary—brands on the planet. At a time when women’s magazines taught housewives how to make the perfect casserole, Helen spoke directly to the single girl next door, cheekily advising her on how to pursue men, money, power, pleasure, and, most of all, personal happiness.

In this retro romp that will appeal to fans of Mad Men, journalist Brooke Hauser reveals how a self-proclaimed “mouseburger” from the Ozarks became one of the most influential women of her time. Though she was married (to the renowned movie producer David Brown), no one embodied the idea of the Cosmo Girl more than Helen, who willed, worked, and flirted her way to the top. Bringing New York City vibrantly to life during the sexual revolution and the women’s movement, and featuring a rich cast of characters, including Hugh Hefner and Gloria Steinem, Enter Helen is the riveting story of a polarizing pioneer who bucked convention to define her own destiny, baiting a generation that both revered and rejected her.

Biographies & Memoirs
April 19

Customer Reviews

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Outstanding book on a truly breakthrough lady...HELEN GURLEY BROWN

The world is knee deep in books, be it print or in the cloud. So why is this book ENTER HELEN so relevant?

This IS the one book women, men, married, unmarried regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference that you should buy and keep in the shelf.

A truly innovative lady! She was not only a doer, a thinker, she was a hard worker full of spirit and courage her thoughts and message remain timely. She also created the most financially successful magazine in the HEARST family of magazines.

Sit back, relax, read and learn and enjoy ENTER HELEN!!!! Five stars to author Brooke Hauser. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a movie this is going to make!!!

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