Record Details

Catalog Search

Not pretty enough : the unlikely triumph of Helen Gurley Brown / Gerri Hirshey.

Hirshey, Gerri, author. (Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 8 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 92 BROWN (Text) 79361000098965 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood BIO BROWN (Text) 36626103760682 New Adult Biographies Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B BROWN, HELEN GURLEY HIRSHEY (Text) 33946003134389 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/11/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 070.5109 HIR (Text) 39391006722001 Non-Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 070.51 HIR (Text) 34330512993370 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 921 BRO (Text) 37323005271989 NONFIC Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville B BRO (Text) 78551000527046 Biography Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 921 BROWN, HELEN GURLEY (Text) 31951004124647 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield B-Brown (Text) 78292000357722 Adult New Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374169176
  • ISBN: 0374169179
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 500 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-476) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The trouble with Helen -- That woman -- Arkansas. Cleo's lament ; Daddy's girl ; Fear itself ; Roads to nowhere -- Los Angeles. What fresh hell ; Sinking in ; Not pretty enough ; The keptive ; Dear Mr. B... ; How ever did she do it? ; The cures ; The marriage plot ; Let the games begin ; Whiskey sours with Carl Sandburg ; For all the single ladies ... ; We have liftoff! ; Roadshow ; Meet the press -- New York. She'll take Manhattan ; "How dare you, Helen Gurley Brown?" ; In which Cosmopolitan gets a makeover ; Weekdays in the park with David ; Recipe for success ; Big sister and the youthquake ; A march forward, a few steps back ; Cosmo goes to Harvard ; Isn't she lovely? ; High tide ; Victory lap ; Thin ice ; A sort of crisis ; The politburo must fall ; "What the hell, we're off to Korea!" ; The long goodbye ; The women : can we talk? -- "Take me to the Ozarks."
Summary, etc.: "Brown's life story-- a classic American rags-to-riches tale-- is just as juicy as her controversial books. In this...biography, the writer and reporter Gerri Hirshey traces Brown's path from deep in the Arkansas Ozarks to her wild single years in Los Angeles, from the New York magazine world to her Hollywood adventures with her film producer husband. Along the way she became the highest-paid female ad copywriter on the West Coast, and transformed Hearst's failing literary magazine, Cosmopolitan, into the female-oriented global juggernaut it is today."-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note: Text in English.
Subject: Brown, Helen Gurley.
Periodical editors > United States > Biography.
Editors > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
Genre: Biographies.

Additional Resources