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Sex and the Office

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Helen Gurley Brown adds dazzle to dull office days in her follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller Sex and the Single Girl

The classic book from 1965 tells what it was really like to be the girl in a Mad Men–style workplace. Sex and the Office became the definitive, comprehensive guide to working life for an entire generation of women. Alongside advice about how to deal with...more
ebook, 308 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 1964)
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Let me be clear: this is a 4-star book not because I find the hilariously outdated advice terribly useful for real human beings, but because it is incredibly funny while giving an eerie picture of office life for a working woman in the early 1960s. Brown's matter-of-fact acceptance of sexual harassment from men and sexual manipulation by women galls me, but she's telling it like she sees it, and her eagerness for women of all ages and conditions to enter the working world was radical for a time...more
Dec 21, 2007 Angie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who want a laugh
This very dated book was pure entertainment. Famous author Helen Gurley Brown discusses how a modern woman (of the 1960s) should behave in the office, how to meet men, have affairs, balance work and family, etc. There was so many times when I thought, "um, you totally could not get away with that now." The chapter about balancing work and family was the best and most applicable. Very charming and entertaining light reading faire.
Well, I thought it was funny *Kanye shrug* The only really offensively dated part concerns sexual harassment (did you know it doesn't really exist, because women TOTALLY LOVE it??) and the rest is of course goofy on various levels, but her main point is: work hard, nobody likes a slug.
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Not as good as the original, but still helpful in seeing how far women have come in the workplace.
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Helen Gurley Brown, is an author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

Brown's father died in an elevator accident when she was young, and her sister was a polio victim. She was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas.

From 1939 to 1941 she attended Texas State College for Women and Woodbury Business College.

After a stint in the mailroom at the William...more
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