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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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#SPRINGSKIES
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Today‘s Prompt: PARK

HISTORICAL FICTION - CHICK LIT - NEW YORK

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.

Filled with Renee Rosen's meticulous research, detailed descriptions, and is an all-around-fun, educational read. 

https://tinyurl.com/2s4bhuma

Eggs Oh this is perfect-my era! 1mo
SilversReviews @Eggs 😀It was good. 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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The lilies are almost here 💗

Her covers are always so beautiful 😍

#Skyscraper #StorySettings

🏙️ 🩷📚

lil1inblue This cover reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's (the movie). 😍 2mo
Eggs I‘ve been wanting to read this! 2mo
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SilversReviews
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#VOLUMES AND VOCALS
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Today‘s Prompt: VOGUE by Madonna 🎶

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.

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

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/4rfavx2h

Eggs 🖤💄🩷 14mo
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aliasNayNay
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PARK AVENUE SUMMER by Renee Rosen is sophisticated, stunning, and absolutely magnificent. It's a gripping story of 1965 New York City and the magazine world of Cosmopolitan and it's new female editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown. Rosen vivid storytelling explores the joy and limitations of the role of women, with glamorous setting that blends fact and fiction into an unputdownable story. 

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LeslieO
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The best laid plans were thrown off by whim and library holds! Used a lot of FREE spaces this month. I did read my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. Came so close to a bingo. #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 2y
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LeslieO
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I love it when I start a book on the first of the month and it turns out to be my #BookSpin! #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I just started Book Lovers last night, too! 2y
marleed Ohhh, I loved both books. Lucky you! 2y
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BethM
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Received one of my #lmpbc books back and enjoyed reading your comments. I seem to have a knack for picking “just ok” stories for these groups lol. Except in my last romance group- that book was 🔥.

JenReadsAlot I enjoyed that book! 3y
BethM @JenReadsAlot I liked it but I read What the lady wants by her which was far better. This one was engaging enough but I thought some the characters were a bit flat. 3y
JenReadsAlot I'll check that one out then. 3y
BethM @JenReadsAlot the audio is good! Plus it‘s about the heiress to the True value stores which my aunt runs so i was intrigued by that and the close proximity to Chicago. 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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While the main character was a little dull I was super interested in the parts about Cosmopolitan magazine. #LMPBC

BethM I agree! 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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Back to work this week in office. I have really really missed reading on the train.

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BethM
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3/5 - I did not find these characters as engaging as the other book I‘ve read by her. Still an interesting time period and portrait of a woman I knew nothing about. #lmpbc

Avanders What a beautiful blanket! 🤩 3y
BethM @Avanders my mom@made it for me as a teen and let me pick out the colors. The whole thing is a riotous vomit of neon colors and I love it. 3y
Avanders lol the blanket and its origin are amazing. 🥰🥰🥰 3y
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BethM
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Been Mia bc oooh lord I‘ve been moody lately. Like break out the Hp and hocus pocus T-shirts so I don‘t cut a bi*** moody 😂 idk if it‘s the anxiety or the post partum hormones or just life but thank god for books lately! some reviews coming but they‘re on my work phone. Reading a bit before bed while everyone else sleeps!

LeslieO This one is on my #TBR before the summer ends. 3y
JenReadsAlot Books are the best escape from all that! 3y
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
Avanders 🤗🤗🤗 hugs! 3y
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BethM
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Some rare time to myself. I just added a few of hers to my TBR too :)

JenReadsAlot I liked that book! 3y
Avanders What a view! 😍😍 3y
Crazeedi Love the view! 3y
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JenReadsAlot
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This was a fun, easy read!! #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3y
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BethM
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Hoping to get a little reading time in before the kiddo get hungry and the hubs gets home. @SamHeartCoffee these biscuits are THE BOMB! Where do you get them?

SilversReviews So good...enjoy!! 3y
SamHeartCoffee I got them at Cost Plus World Market! So glad they are tasty. I love ginger stuff myself! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3y
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BethM
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Starting the tagged book while I wait out my observation.

AmyG I got my booster today. 👊🏻 3y
BethM @AmyG how are you feeling? 3y
vivastory Congrats 🎉👏I get my booster in a week 3y
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marleed Oh congrats! 3y
AmyG @BethM With the first shot, my arm hurt a little and I was tired the next day. The second , I hear you feel crappy for 24 hours-body fighting it and all. 3y
Avanders 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
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samantharoberts
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Perfect blend of Devil Wears Prada + Sex and the City + Mad Men. I devoured this book from start to finish and seriously didn‘t want it to end! I found myself stopping often to google vintage Cosmopolitan magazine covers/issues and to learn more about the bold and glamorous Helen Gurley Brown. Highly recommend!

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Sharpeipup
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“Every girl out there needs to know she‘s not alone”

Interesting story on Cosmopolitan magazine when Helen Gurley Brown first took the helm.
#historicalfiction

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OriginalCyn620
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In 1965, twenty-something Alice has just moved to New York City and landed a job with Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who would become famed editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. Such a fun read!

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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ll be getting to this one very soon!
#summer #boundtogetherjune

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover and I need to get to it soon also!! ❤️ 4y
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Rebesta
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This fast, fun, and easy read about Helen Gurley Brown is just what the doctor ordered to take my mind off the pandemic. Rosen does a spectacular job of weaving history and fiction together as a small-town, aspiring photographer takes us to 1965 New York, showing us how Helen turns Cosmo magazine into the sexy icon we know today. It's Sex and the City meets The Devil Wears Prada.

Cinfhen Darn, almost bought this at the charity bookshop today!! I‘ll have to go back & hope it‘s still there 4y
Rebesta @Cinfhen - I got it for $1.99 off of the Play store a few days ago. It may still be on sale for various devices if you weren‘t wanting to go back out. 4y
Cinfhen I‘ll check it out/ thanks for the suggestion 4y
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Rebesta @Cinfhen - No problem. ❤️ 4y
Cinfhen Finally bought it!! It‘s a #KindleDailyDeal today 😁 4y
Rebesta @Cinfhen - It‘s going to be a fast fun read. Enjoy! ❤️🙂❤️ 4y
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kaleidoscope.reader
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Lately I have become enchanted with audio books. This one is great bc it's sweet and makes me feel like I'm back in NYC wandering the Flower District.

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MelindaOtt
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I was reluctant to read this one because I feared it was just a redux of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (a book that I did not like). To be fair, there are a lot of superficial similarities--a young woman looking to launch her career gets a job to an assistant to an infamous editor. But that is wear the similarities end. This book is about strong women forging their own way in the world and, even better, it is about how women support each other.

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SilversReviews
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Thank you to eggs:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today‘s Prompt: WOMEN WITH CLASS

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

@ReneeRosen

BethM This sounds good! 5y
Eggs I want to read this! 5y
SilversReviews @BethM It was very enjoyable....I hope you get to read it. 5y
SilversReviews @Eggs I hope you do get to read it. 5y
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Pamwurtzler
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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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OriginalCyn620
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CarolynM Beautiful 😍 5y
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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! 5y
xxjenadanxx @Michellekidwell it definitely is! I can't recommend it enough! 5y
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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! 5y
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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! 5y
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BlueStockingReviews
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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. 5y
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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! 5y
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 5y
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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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tammysue
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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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OriginalCyn620
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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! 🎈🎉 5y
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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. 5y
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marleed
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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! 5y
marleed @OriginalCyn620 Oh good, I hope it‘s an easy grab atop your TBR! 5y
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SilversReviews
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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
5y
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SilversReviews
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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! 📚 5y
SilversReviews @wanderinglynn 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 5y
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