News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin’s Scanlon: ‘Helen Gurley Brown’s Other Revolutionary Idea: Saving Money is Sexy’ (Washington Post) Archives

Jennifer Scanlon and the paperback version of "Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown."

Jennifer Scanlon and the paperback version of “Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown.”

 

In the week since legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown died, Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Gender and Women’s Studies and author of Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback edition Penguin, 2010) has been sought by media outlets around the globe anxious to share Scanlon’s insights with their viewers, listeners and readers.

At The Washington Post’s invitation, Scanlon writes not of the pithy pearls of wisdom attributed to Brown in recent days, but of the underlying belief Brown held that “being smart about money is sexy.”

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