Tool For Tuesday: Helen Gurley Brown on Reinvention

Helen Gurley Brown, who died on Monday, wrote in her autobiography, “Having It All” (1982), “I never liked the looks of the life that was programmed for me — ordinary, hillbilly and poor — and I repudiated it from the time I was 7 years old.” She took what she was given and transformed herself.

Tool For Tuesday: Don’t settle for what you think your life should be like. Follow that compass inside you and go as far as you can go. (And don’t care what other people say about you.)

Hit Like if you think Helen Gurley Brown‘s message was an advancement. Tell us why you think it was a throw-back for women.

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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