Tributes: Helen Gurley Brown
Monday, August 13, 2012
In 1962, Helen Gurley Brown wrote Sex and the Single Girl, arguing that women could have it all – career, fun, and a satisfying sex life. Then she took over Cosmopolitan in 1965, and redefined what a women’s magazine could be. She ran the magazine for over 30 years. Throughout her career, she identified herself as a “mouseburger,” an ordinary woman who had worked extraordinarily hard for her successes. Often controversial, Gurley Brown considered herself a feminist, despite being criticized by Betty Friedan and others. She spoke to Leonard in February of 2000, when her memoir I’m Wild Again was published. You can listen to that conversation below.