Park Avenue Summer

Park Avenue Summer

Book - 2019
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"It's 1965 in New York City and Helen Gurley Brown, the new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about everything off-limits. Alice Weiss is a single girl from a small midwestern town who unexpectedly lands a job at Cosmo, a job nothing could have prepared her for. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scene to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed. As pressure mounts and Alice struggles to make her way in New York, she quickly learns that in Helen's world, a woman can demand to have it all."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROS
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 16, 2020

Although this story was interesting, I could not keep reading it since it is against morality. I always wondered why magazines were so sexually explicit and I got the answer in this book. I have felt sad for years that readers think their worth is tied to sexually pleasing men when sexuality is a gift from God. It should be an expression of love with a married partner; not a shabby look at some empty procedure.

Jan 27, 2020

Forget it

JCLHeatherM Dec 03, 2019

Helen Gurley Brown pushed boundaries when she became the editor in chief of 'Cosmopolitan' magazine in the mid-60s. With a team of power players betting against her, Helen relies on her secretary Alice Weiss and her wits to stay one step ahead of the naysayers.

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