The Late Show by Helen Gurley Brown
A Semiwild but Practical Survival Plan for Women over 50

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The author of Sex and the Single Girl describes what it is like to grow old, discussing emotional security, marriage, money, sex, beauty, clothes, food, exercise, health, doctors, and work. 100,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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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.
Published March 1, 1993 by William Morrow & Co. 384 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Brown ( Sex and the Single Girl ), who helped usher in the '60s with her magazine's brash, sassy advice on everything from getting it on to taking it off, here offers her brand of consolation to those of her followers now on the cusp of old age.

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While some readers may find it comforting to be in the presence of someone who unabashedly parades her neuroses, parsimony, high consumption of estrogen supplements, split ends and plastic surgery, it is hard to take seriously a woman (oops, girl) who suggests to readers in search of a mood eleva...

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