Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen

It’s rare to find historical fiction reviews on my account, but this is a game changer! Cosmopolitan is my guilty pleasure, so I just had to read this book!

Thank you Berkley books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 Helen Gurley Brown, the first female Editor-in-Chief of a then failing Cosmopolitan Magazine. 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. While confidential memos, article ideas, and cover designs keep finding their way into the wrong hands, someone tries to pull Alice into this scheme to sabotage her boss. But Alice remains loyal and becomes all the more determined to help Helen succeed. As 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.

I absolutely devoured this book! It was the most perfect Spring Break read – I took it with me everywhere! It’s the fictional story of how Alice found her dream job through the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown. This story is written so well that I had to convince myself many times that this wasn’t real! It made me all the more fascinated about how the magazine revolutionized women’s role in the workplace. Truly remarkable. I have so much more respect for all involved. A must read this summer!

5/5 Stars

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