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Park Avenue summer

by Rosen, Renée,

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"' Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada ,' which might as well be saying 'put me in your cart immediately.'"--PopSugar

It's 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine's brazen new editor in chief--Helen Gurley Brown--shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits...

New York City is filled with opportunities for single girls like Alice Weiss, who leaves her small Midwestern town to chase her big-city dreams and unexpectedly lands a job working for the first female editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.

For Alice, who wants to be a photographer, it seems like the perfect foot in the door, but nothing could have prepared her for the world she enters. Editors and writers resign on the spot, refusing to work for the woman who wrote the scandalous bestseller Sex and the Single Girl , and confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands. When someone tries to pull Alice into a scheme to sabotage her boss, she is more determined than ever to help Helen succeed.

While pressure mounts at the magazine, Alice struggles not to lose sight of her own dreams as she's swept up into a glamorous world of five-star dinners, lavish parties, and men who are certainly no good. Because if Helen Gurley Brown has taught her anything, it's that a woman can demand to have it all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "1965. Alice Weiss is a young, single, midwestern, wide-eyed newcomer to New York City. She dreams of being a photographer but takes the job she can get, secretary to Helen Gurley Brown, author of Sex and the Single Girl and struggling new editor-in-chief of the also struggling Cosmopolitan. Can Alice survive office treachery, personal tragedy, and relationship woes to help Brown's vision succeed? Will she find love and realize her dreams? Brown's now legendary, still controversial tenure was undeniably transformative. Cosmo went from having published O. Henry, Jack London, and Ida Tarbell to covering birth control, breast-fondling, and blow jobs. Rosen (Windy City Blues, 2017) knowingly treads rocky territory as she portrays Brown as a trailblazer and feminist icon. Where the book sparkles brightest is in Rosen's complete success in creating a soapy, small-town-girl-in-the-big-city story that includes sophisticated bad boys, designer clothes, and lots of smoking and day drinking. An ode to idealized 1960s New York, this champagne bubble of a novel takes the Mad Men approach to depicting single, twentysomething women.--Bethany Latham Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Single women -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2019.
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101991152
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