Her 1962 book, "Sex and the Single Girl" was an American revelation: not only did unmarried women have sex, but they liked it, too. And as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965-1997, she laid the blueprint of the most successful women’s magazine in the world.
Helen Gurley Brown died yesterday in New York, aged 90.
Jennifer Scanlon, professor of the humanities in gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin College and author of "Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown."
Edith Zimmerman is editor of The Hairpin and wrote the recent New York Times Magazine feature: “99 Ways To Be Naughty in Kazakhstan: How Cosmo Conquered the World.”