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From Paper to People: A Journalistic Approach to the Archives
Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room
Author and journalist Brooke Hauser will discuss her experiences researching the life of Helen Gurley Brown (1938-2012.) Her biography, Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Girl is due out in 2016.
Hauser's first book, The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, won the American Library Association’s 2012 Alex Award. As a journalist, Hauser has written on a wide range of topics. For several years she wrote about the film industry for Premiere where she was also an editor. She has often profiled women not usually covered by the mainstream media such as women corrections officers and Chinese beauty queens. Her article "This Strange Thing called Prom" written for The New York Times was optioned by Miramax. Enter Helen has been optioned by Fox.
Helen Gurley Brown's papers are located at the Sophia Smith Collection.