Magazines: Sex & the Editor

February's Cosmopolitan made some disparaging remarks about an author named Helen Gurley Brown. "Despite her book, Sex and the Office, which equates the office affair with a gay lark," the article admonished, Mrs. Brown has the wrong slant. "Career girls who have been burned or who have seen their friends burned, offer one loud word of advice, 'Don't!' " Now Hearst's Cosmopolitan seems to have changed its mind. Last week Helen Gurley Brown, 43, was named editor.

The magazine is bubbling with enthusiasm over its new editor, even though she has had no editing experience: "She is the most...

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