I'm Wild Again: Snippets from My Life and a Few Brazen Thoughts

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Macmillan, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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The always outrageous and effervescent editor of Cosmopolitan magazine brazenly delivers all the details of her personal life in this astonishing and candid memoir. Beginning with her days as a secretary in California -- where her meager salary wasn't the only thing supporting her -- to the success of her first publication, Sex and the Single Girl, to a happy and enduring marriage to producer David Brown, she has certainly lived life to the fullest. Openly discussing such topics as sex, marriage, friendship, celebrity, travel, and more, Brown's journey has been one wild ride.
 

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For former Cosmopolitan editor Brown, work, sex, and good looks have not lost their importance even at age 75. Full of spice, this memoir reveals Brown's past, growing up in Little Rock, AR, and ... Read full review

Contents

SEX AFFECTION
43
EMOTIONS
61
PARENTS
75
FRIENDS
81
WORK
93
LOOKS AGE HEALTH
119
FOOD DIET
153
DAVID
165
TRAVEL
183
SMATTERINGS AND SPATTERINGS
219
CAN WE GET ANY OF THESE FIXED?
245
ADVICEJUST A TINY TOUCH
259
LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER
273
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Helen Marie Gurley was born in Green Forest, Arkansas on February 18, 1922. She studied briefly at Texas State College for Women, but did have the money to continue. She graduated from secretarial school in 1941. She held numerous secretarial jobs before becoming an advertising copywriter. In 1959 she married David Brown, a former managing editor of Cosmopolitan and a Hollywood producer. Her first book, Sex and the Single Girl, was published in 1962 and inspired a movie of the same title starring Natalie Wood, which was released in 1964. She was the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965 until 1997 and is credited with being the first to introduce frank discussions of sex into magazines for women. Her other books include Sex and the Office, Helen Gurley Brown's Single Girl's Cookbook, Sex and the New Single Girl, Having It All, I'm Wild Again, and The Late Show. She died on August 13, 2012 at the age of 90.

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