Monday, August 13th, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown, 1922 – 2012

The magical Helen Gurley Brown, that hilarious mercenary, has, according to Hearst, passed away. "In everything that Brown has written or edited, she has promoted the message that sex is great, and that one should get as much of it as possible. (Ditto for money.) Just about everyone knows this, and has always known it, but in Brown’s youth few women would admit it, even to themselves," wrote Judith Thurman in the New Yorker a few years ago.


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keisertroll (#1,117)

Ms. Brown will be buried with her beloved print magazine industry.

@keisertroll : Seriously, HGB but not Anna Piaggi? FOR SHAME, CHOIRE.

It's like the first reel of Final Destination but with phonebook-thick-magazine royalty instead of nubile teens.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose Did a bunch of elderly publishing magnates miss getting on TWA Flight 800 as well?

Matthew Phelan (#10,133)

I'd still hit it.


Matthew Phelan (#10,133)

I have 3 minutes to delete that comment starting …………. now.

Matthew Phelan (#10,133)

Went to the bathroom. 30 seconds.

GailPink (#9,712)


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