Nonfiction: Was She a Feminist? The Complicated Legacy of Helen Gurley Brown.

“Enter Helen” and “Not Pretty Enough” assess the life and influence of the longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Not Pretty Enough’ Charts the Rise of Helen Gurley Brown the Sex Guru

This biography of the Cosmopolitan editor and “Sex and the Single Girl” author traces her path from Arkansas-born secretary to glittering media czarina.