Today, Great Thoughts has the exclusive cover reveal of Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. I was lucky to get an early read of this book and it is absolutely positively FABULOUS!
After reading Park Avenue Summer, you will call all of your friends “Pussycat” and want to wear Pucci prints. I’ve long been a fan of Renée Rosen novels and I assure you this one is her very best.
Cover Reveal of Park Avenue Summer
This fantastic novel will publish on April 30, 2019.
Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen
Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamorous New York City of 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine, where a 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 the job of a lifetime working for the first female editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.
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, 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 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.
Pussycats, I command you to pre-order this book at once here.
Praise for Park Avenue Summer:
Don’t just take my word for it- read the blurbs by the dream team of authors, Chanel Cleeton, Kate Quinn, Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Jamie Brenner and Sally Koslow:
“A timely behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous and cutthroat world of Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s, Park Avenue Summer is a smart and sexy homage to Helen Gurley Brown and her ‘girls’–a generation of women taking New York City by storm and inspiring those who came after them. Filled with wit, heart, and verve, Rosen’s novel dazzles and empowers. Simply wonderful!”–Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana
“Renée Rosen is my go-to for whip-smart heroines who love their work. Park Avenue Summer is a delightful summer cocktail of a read!”–Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
“Renee Rosen’s delightfully clever novel is full of heart and hope with a perfect dash of sass. Through the wonderfully depicted Helen Gurley Brown, struggling in her appointment as editor ofCosmopolitan magazine, and Alice Weiss, Gurley Brown’s loyal secretary, Rosen delivers a cast of complex and ambitious female protagonists to truly root for. The Devil Wears Prada meets Mad Men, Park Avenue Summer is pure joy from cover to cover. I loved it.”–Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home
“Once again Renée Rosen works her magic, transporting us to the offices of Helen Gurley Brown’s Cosmopolitan in 1960s New York, and the result is a delight. In Park Avenue Summer, Rosen brings the original Cosmo Girl, the people who surrounded her, and the era itself to fizzing, addictive, and fabulously entertaining life. Rosen’s command of historical detail is masterful; so, too, is her ability to create fictional characters, among them her heroine Alice, who are as fully realized and compelling as the beguiling Brown herself.”–Jennifer Robson, internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France
“A breezy, delightful novel that celebrates female friendship and ambition. With Park Avenue Summer, Renée Rosen brings legendary magazine editrix Helen Gurley Brown back to life and captures a beloved bygone era with acuity, wisdom, and heart.”–Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer and The Husband Hour
“Pussycats, Renée Rosen brings Helen Gurley Brown to life with all her cunning, vision, and shocking frugality. Park Avenue Summer is both a breezy Girl-Takes-Manhattan fairy tale, and a crackling account of how a brazen editor–against her bosses’ better judgment–invented iconic Cosmopolitan Magazine. This novel perfectly captures the zeitgeist of 1965.”–Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise and bestselling author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
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