Definition of Helen Gurley Brown from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Helen Gurley Brown

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(1922-2012) a US writer and journalist. She became editor of the magazine Cosmopolitan in 1965 and changed it from a general magazine into one for women with articles about 'the new woman', love and sex. Although she was criticized for this, Cosmopolitan became more popular and other women's magazines copied it. Brown also wrote the books Sex and the Single Girl (1962) and Having It All (1982).