Park Avenue Summer

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2019 - Fiction - 368 pages
“‘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.
 

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When Alice Weiss left her small town in Ohio for New York, she only had one aim: becoming a photographer. Yet, live wasn’t easy for an inexperienced young woman with high ambitions. A friend of her ... Read full review

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Living in New York City had always been a dream of Alice’s mother, and Alice decided that is where she wanted to be so she could fulfill her mother’s dream. When Alice arrives, she finds New York as ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
17
Section 4
25
Section 5
35
Section 6
47
Section 7
65
Section 8
84
Section 19
193
Section 20
201
Section 21
211
Section 22
219
Section 23
228
Section 24
233
Section 25
246
Section 26
257

Section 9
99
Section 10
108
Section 11
115
Section 12
125
Section 13
133
Section 14
142
Section 15
153
Section 16
158
Section 17
168
Section 18
185
Section 27
265
Section 28
278
Section 29
287
Section 30
296
Section 31
308
Section 32
316
Section 33
327
Section 34
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Renée Rosen is the author of Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants, and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel Every Crooked Pot.

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