June Book Club Selection: Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
This month’s book club title is Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen.
“‘Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada,’ which might as well be saying ‘put me in your cart immediately.’”—PopSugar
It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s 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 a job working for the first female editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.
For Alice, who wants to be a photographer, it seems like the perfect foot in the door, but nothing could have prepared her for the world she enters. 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, Alice struggles not to lose sight of her own dreams as she’s swept up into a glamorous world of five-star dinners, lavish parties, and men who are certainly no good. Because if Helen Gurley Brown has taught her anything, it’s that a woman can demand to have it all.
*The Novel Neighbor Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7pm. All are welcome!!
May – Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
April – The Lovely War by Julie Berry
March – Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn
February – The Power by Naomi Alderman
January – Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt
December – Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony
November – Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks