Renée Rosen

Step back in time for a story of women’s ambitions, friendship, and coming-of-age. Renée Rosen’s newest book, PARK AVENUE SUMMER brings readers to 1965 New York for the reinvention of Cosmopolitan magazine through the work of its bold new editor, Helen Gurley  Brown, told from her assistant Alice’s perspective. Travel back in time with Renée as she talks about PARK AVENUE SUMMER, answers audience questions, and signs copies of her book.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a 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 the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.

Nothing could have prepared Alice for the world she enters as 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 and Alice struggles to make her way in New York, she quickly learns that in Helen Gurley Brown’s world, a woman can demand to have it all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.

Event date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101991145
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Berkley - April 30th, 2019

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