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Enter Helen - The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman-logo

Enter Helen - The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman

Brooke Hauser

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Description:

This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor's rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In the mid-Sixties, Helen Gurley Brown, author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, took over the ailing Cosmopolitan magazine and revamped it into one of the most successful brands in the world. At a time when magazines taught housewives how to make the perfect casserole, Helen reimagined Cosmo and womanhood itself, championing the independent, ambitious, man-loving single woman. Though she was married, to Hollywood producer David Brown, no one embodied the idea of the Cosmo Girl more than the Ozarks-born Helen, who willed, worked, and-yes-occasionally slept her way to the top, eventually becoming one of the most influential media players in the world. Drawing on new interviews with Helen's friends and former colleagues as well as her personal letters, Enter Helen brings New York City vibrantly to life during the Sexual Revolution and the Women's Movement and features a cast of characters including Hugh Hefner, Nora Ephron, and Gloria Steinem. It is the cinematic story of an icon who bucked convention, defined her own destiny, and became a controversial model for modern feminism, laying the groundwork for television shows like Sex and the City and Girls. "Bad Feminist" or not, Helen Gurley Brown got people talking-about sex, work, reproductive choices, and having it all-forever changing the conversation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

11h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

28:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:36