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Today’s Birthday: HELEN GURLEY BROWN (1922)

Helen Gurley Brown (1922)

Propelled to fame by her 1962 bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, Brown became editor-in-chief of the struggling Cosmopolitanmagazine. By directing the magazine toward single, young career women and by being an outspoken advocate of women’s sexual freedom, she not only revived the publication but also played a part in the sexual revolution. By the end of her 32-year tenure withCosmopolitan, the magazine ranked sixth at the newsstand but first in what other kind of store? More… Discuss