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Park Avenue Summer
Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Rene 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.
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SilversReviews
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Thank you to eggs:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
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Today‘s Prompt: WOMEN WITH CLASS

REVIEW HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5dgo4qp

@ReneeRosen

BethM This sounds good! 2w
Eggs I want to read this! 1w
SilversReviews @BethM It was very enjoyable....I hope you get to read it. 1w
SilversReviews @Eggs I hope you do get to read it. 1w
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#7covers7days #coverlove
Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation. Tag someone else to play each day.

@JenlovesJT47 want to play?

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CarolynM Beautiful 😍 2mo
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xxjenadanxx
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This is the first book I've read from this author and I can't believe I've been missing out all this time! The writing was so good that I had a very hard time believing I was reading a piece of fiction and not a memoir. Any fan of Historic Fiction or The Devil Wears Prada will love this one.

Michellekidwell This one looks good! 3mo
xxjenadanxx @Michellekidwell it definitely is! I can't recommend it enough! 3mo
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xxjenadanxx
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I was pretty disappointed when I wasn't chosen to receive the ARC of this on Netgalley, but it made this Goodreads win that much sweeter!

marleed I really enjoyed reading this one! 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Park Avenue Summer was such a surprising read. This is a historical fiction story of Alice Weiss who becomes the assistant of the fames Helen Gurley Brown who just took over as Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

For my full review, please read my blog: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/06/park-avenue-summer/

aroc Loved this book! I hope the bits about how Helen Gurley Brown behaved were truthful because Man! I want to be her when I grow up! 3mo
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PARK AVENUE SUMMER is simply delightful. The characters, the setting and the story all work together to transport us to New York City in 1965 and the start of an iconic magazine as we know it today. Alice‘s character is spot on for a young twenty something in the Big Apple trying to live the life her mother had had to give up. Alice was scared but also brave https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/park-avenue-summer

marleed I really enjoyed this. It had all the makings for a fun read for me. 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
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I am kind of on a theme right. Ow. I don‘t usually pick my books out early but I am totally feeling my next several books.

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xxjenadanxx
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Woohoo! I'm excited! It's been ages since I won a book from Goodreads and this one looks soo good!

TheSpineView Congrats! 4mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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Lexicon1982
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4th of July Weekend read! This book was smart, sassy, simple and easy to read cover to cover! It reminded me of Sex in the City, The Carrie Diaries and Devil Wears Prada rolled into one and what‘s not to love about that! Recommend for fun summer read! 4 stars!

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Is about Helen Gurley Brown‘s dedication, struggles and outside the box (cringe-worthy to some) thinking as the new Editor-in-Chief of the famed Cosmopolitan magazine. In 1965 women didn‘t have many places to advance high-up in the working world. Enter small town girl Alice Weiss, hired as secretary to HGB + being pulled by others to sabotage her new boss. A fascinating story that gave me great insight into the challenges facing women back then.

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@EmilyM Thank you soooooo much for the birthday gifts! They arrived today safe and sound. I love the cocktail beach towel and margarita towel clips! They‘ll come in handy this summer! And I love the books, both of which are #blameitonlitsy picks! Not pictured is the Nancy from Stranger Things Funko POP, as I‘d already put her on my ST shelf! You are an awesome #penpal! 😃

EmilyM So glad you like everything! Happy birthday! 🎈🎉 5mo
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DogEaredBooks
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For a book that was based on the life of a interesting woman this book fell flat - the characters lacked depth & the ending was cliche.
The constant comments about Alice‘s Ohio naïveté really started to grate and it‘s poor/lack of handling of women‘s rights was irritating. I understand that the book is placed in the 60s and feminism has changed a lot but I think there is a missed opportunity to really dig into the complexities and changes.

RaimeyGallant Such a shame. 5mo
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I think The Devil Wears Prada series is a hoot And you can‘t help but think of it while reading this book. I enjoy stories set in the 60s, set in NYC. I love historical fiction... There were so many checks for me in this book and it did not disappoint.

OriginalCyn620 Stacked! 6mo
marleed @OriginalCyn620 Oh good, I hope it‘s an easy grab atop your TBR! 6mo
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY ARE HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5dgo4qp

Living in New York City had always been a dream of Alice‘s mother, and Alice decided that is where she wanted to be so she could fulfill her mother‘s dream.

When Alice arrives, she finds a job working with Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of COSMOPOLITAN, a pretty scandalous magazine for the 1960‘s.

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GirlWellRead
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Rosen's writing was whip-smart and elegant. Alice was the perfect vehicle, not only was she the target audience of the magazine, but she perfectly balances out Helen's impulsive and flighty whims. Both women have aspirations—Alice wants to be a photographer and Helen wants to make her mark in a male-dominated industry—and Rosen shows how it is possible for women to support one another without sacrificing themselves. Pour a cosmopolitan and enjoy!

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ReadingisMyPassion
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For fans of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Renée Rosen takes us into the office of Cosmopolitan Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Helen Gurley Brown in 1960s New York City. As a young woman in my 20s I devoured Cosmopolitan, eager to read its advice about beauty and fashion. PARK AVENUE SUMMER gave me a look inside the workings of the magazine. It also revealed some surprising aspects of Helen Gurley Brown‘s life that I was totally unaware of.

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SilversReviews
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FULL REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY ON APRIL 30.

Living in New York City had always been a dream of Alice‘s mother.

When Alice arrives, she finds a job working with Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of COSMOPOLITAN, a pretty scandalous magazine for the 1960‘s.

PARK AVENUE SUMMER is filled with Renee Rosen's meticulous research, detailed descriptions, a history lesson, and an all-around-fun, educational read. 5/5

SilversReviews YOU CAN ENTER NOW IN THE GIVEAWAYS TAB ON MY BLOG.

http://silversolara.blogspot.com
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#HelloThursday
Book Edition
@wanderinglynn

1. Historical Fiction

2. ONLY ONE? I will go with the first one that comes to mind because I just saw a cover of her new book. 😊 Beatriz Williams

3. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

4. Erotica

5. Park Avenue Summer is my current read.

Thanks for the fun.

wanderinglynn I know it‘s hard to pick just one fave! 😉 Thanks for playing! 📚 8mo
SilversReviews @wanderinglynn 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 8mo
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