‘Get up and do it… even if you hate it!’

30 July 2007

Cosmopolitan may be a magazine for the PYTs (pretty young things). But its editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown, who “liberated women’s magazines with her spunk and sexual brashness”, is a saintly 85, who has lorded over all the 59 editions of the magazine for the last 32 years.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Editing Cosmopolitan successfully so Hearst didn’t have to close it down in 1965, when it was losing tons of money.

What is your motto?

“Get up and do it if it needs to be done, even if you hate it!”

Read the full interview: Helen Gurley Brown

Photograph by John Bottega/ News Telegram

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