“Helen Gurley Brown, or H.G.B. as she’s known in the Cosmo universe, is the patron saint of Cosmopolitan’s sex-centric brand of female empowerment. The author of the then-scandalous self-help book “Sex and the Single Girl” — which advised women on how to better enjoy their jobs, relationships and bodies — Brown re-branded the magazine with her frank, sexy tone in 1965, when most women’s magazines were focused on family and home economics. She remained editor until 1997 and is still listed as editor in chief for Cosmopolitan International on all mastheads.” (via How Cosmo Conquered the World - NYTimes.com)
Required reading for tonight’s event on Helen Gurley Brown by one of our panelists, Edith Zimmerman. Free, tonight, 7pm, with Edith, Cat Marnell, Moe Tkacik, and Alison Brower.