Park Avenue Summer

Park Avenue Summer

Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamour of 1965 New York City and Cosmopolitan Magazine, where a brazen new Editor-in-Chief--Helen Gurley Brown--shocks America 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 Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada as Renée Rosen draws readers into the glamour of 1965 New York City and Cosmopo...

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Title:Park Avenue Summer
Author:Renee Rosen
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Park Avenue Summer
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Park Avenue Summer Reviews

  • Tammy
    Apr 20, 2019
    Park Avenue Summer is a fascinating glimpse into the early days of Cosmopolitan magazine(as we know it!) and it?s first female editor, Helen Gurley Brown. Rene Rosen?s research is always evident in her books but her work shines through in this novel! I lost sleep over this book sim...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Apr 25, 2019
    As far as I know, have I never read a Cosmopolitan Magazine. It has never been my type of magazine to read. So why did I pick PARK AVENUE SUMMER to read? Well, I've wanted to read something by Renee Rosen for a while, I love reading historical fiction, and this book intrigued me. In th...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Mar 29, 2019
    Living in New York City had always been a dream of Alice?s mother, and Alice decided that is where she wanted to be so she could fulfill her mother?s dream. When Alice arrives, she finds New York as glamorous and frightening as she thought it would be, and she finds a job wo...
  • Kate Quinn
    Feb 14, 2019
    A book I was very happy to read for a cover quote, because Renee Rosen is my go-to for whip-smart heroines who love their work. Her latest is small-town girl Alice who arrives in New York in the glittering '60s and lands a job for Cosmopolitan's razor-sharp new editor Helen Gurley Brow...
  • Jamie
    Apr 11, 2019
    4.5 stars for my first Reneé Rosen book - which also has me asking myself ?why did I wait so long to check out this wonderful writer?? Set in 1965 at Cosmopolitan magazine under editor Helen Gurley Brown, we meet young Alice, Helen?s assistant. Brown is determined to turn Co...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Mar 13, 2019
    I absolutely loved this! Full review to come with blog tour. *EDITED TO ADD REVIEW* Once in awhile you come across a premises that you just know you have to experience for yourself. You pick up a book and you just instantly connect. Not because of the characters or even the setting...
  • Susanne  Strong
    May 14, 2019
    4 Stars. Passion. Desire. Dedication. Hard work. In my opinion, these are the four words that describe Helen Gurley Brown perfectly. The year is 1965. Helen Gurley Brown becomes Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Ms. Gurley Brown?s ideas for the magazine are outlandish...
  • Pam Jenoff
    Jan 18, 2019
    This wonderful book, out April 30, tells of Alice Weiss, a young woman from the midwest who move to NYC in the 1960s and finds herself working for Cosmopolitan's first female editor-in-chief, Helen Gurley Brown. Rosen puts you right in the middle of the scandal and subterfuge and you w...
  • Renee Rosen
    Apr 29, 2019
    Yep, I did it! I gave myself 5 stars. Cannot wait to share PARK AVENUE SUMMER with everyone starting tomorrow! ...
  • Tina Woodbury
    Mar 15, 2019
    This book is a captivating look at an amazing woman and a turning point in history that would eventually revolutionize women?s magazines everywhere. Alice has a dream of becoming a photographer. Everyone back home in Ohio loves her photographs, so she thinks she is ready to chase ...
  • ABookwormWithWine
    Apr 29, 2019
    ????? / 5 (4.5/5) Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen is described as Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada, and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree. As a lover of both of them, I could definitely see them both in this book. What it's about: It is New York in 1965 and Ali...
  • Tammy
    Jun 20, 2019
    4 ? I enjoyed reading about Helen Gurley Brown?s dedication, struggles and outside the box (cringe-worthy to some) thinking as the new Editor-in-Chief of the famed Cosmopolitan magazine. Back in 1965 women did not have many places to advance high-up in the working world. Enter sma...
  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    Jun 12, 2019
    Alice Weiss is an aspiring photographer looking for a job in New York City. She moved from Ohio hoping that a family connection would provide a job. With limited experience, Alice finds employment at Cosmopolitan magazine. Her new role is the secretary to Helen Gurley Brown who is thei...
  • Brenda - Host of Traveling Sisters & Friends
    Apr 30, 2019
    Ok, pussycats! I was definitely a Cosmo girl back in the day and I couldn?t wait for every new edition of the magazine and never missed one. I had stacks of magazines that I kept for years. I read it from cover to cover and loved those very brazen articles which weren?t so back in ...
  • Amy
    Apr 30, 2019
    4.5/5 I used to be obsessed with Cosmo, I had a subscription for years and one of the best days every month was always when a copy showed up in my mailbox, so when I found out Park Avenue Summer focused on the woman who gave Cosmo a makeover in the sixties I was super excited about ...
  • Lola
    Sep 03, 2019
    If every Historical Fiction book was like this one, I would read them every day and beg for more. I was certain I would enjoy Park Avenue Summer because it features ambitious women who try to make their own dreams come true instead of waiting for a man to give them what they think they...
  • Lisa
    Jul 29, 2019
    A fabulously captivating read for anyone that has ever picked up an issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. SUMMARY Alice Weiss leaves her small Midwestern Ohio town to chase her big city dreams in New York City in 1965. Unexpectedly, she lands the job of a lifetime, working for the first...
  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*
    Jun 30, 2019
    3.5 Stars rounded up to 4 Thank you to the publisher Berkley / Penguin Publishing Group for providing an advance reader copy via Edelweiss. I love reading about the sixties and daily life in New York City, and knew next to nothing about Helen Gurley Brown- so took the plunge into...
  • Colleen Oakley
    May 31, 2018
    I was lucky to get a early look at this one? it was fantastic! Such a fun insider look at Helen Gurley Brown's first year at Cosmo, when she turned it into a household name, told from the point of view of her assistant. If you love Mad Men, and everything 1960s New York, don't miss ...
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    Aug 07, 2019
    *www.onewomansbbr.wordpress.com *www.facebook.com/onewomansbbr Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. (2019). It's 1965 and Alice is living in New York to chase her big city dreams. She dreams of being a photographer but lands a job as assistant to Helen, the first female editor i...
  • Mackey
    Apr 24, 2019
    Park Avenue Summer is a walk back in time to an era when women were just emerging from the sexual dark ages into a generation of power, opportunities and revolution. Alice Weiss has left her small, midwestern town in search of big dreams and opportunities in New York City. It's the...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Apr 30, 2019
    Park Avenue Summer is Renee Rosen?s best yet! ? ? ? ? ? I?m a big fan of Renee Rosen. She writes wonderful historicals with strong female characters, and I completely fall into the stories. I have been waiting for Park Avenue Summer to be on my shelf since I first hea...
  • Brandice
    Aug 11, 2019
    In Park Avenue Summer Ali moves to New York City to pursue her dream of being a photographer. When she arrives, through the help of a family friend, she obtains a job as an assistant to Helen Gurley Brown, the new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. It?s the 1960s and Helen is facing a ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Apr 29, 2019
    HOT DAMN this book was simply BRILLIANT!!! Renée Rosen has written one heck of a book that is being immediately added to my favorites shelf! When I was a girl in my late teens and my 20s I never missed an issue of Cosmo it was hands-down my favorite magazine. This book not only ...
  • Holly  B
    Apr 07, 2019
    3.5 STARS This was an interesting story that reminded me of a Netflix series I watch, Mad Men. The era when men seemed to be able to get away with pretty much anything, including office affairs and the sexism that was prevalent. Renee Rosen has a writing style that pulled me right i...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Apr 28, 2019
    Vibrant, inspiring, & empowering! This was my very first RENEÉ ROSEN book and just let me tell you it just had me asking myself, ?Uhm, how come I haven?t read any of this author's books before?? I am definitely going to be checking out her other books, past and future one...
  • Whitney
    May 29, 2019
    Overall: An absorbing and fun novel filled with passion, desire, hard-work, and lots of delicious NYC food and cocktails. Follows the early career of Helen Gurley Brown as Cosmopolitan's editor in chief and is a perfect beach read along with a nice cocktail. 3.5/5 or 6.5/10 Summary:...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    May 14, 2019
    One of the best books I?ve read in 2019, I absolutely was captivated by Alice?s story about her summer in New York for Helen Gurley Brown! With a blend of historical fiction built around historical fact, Renee Rosen crafted a compelling story that allowed me to not only fall in lov...
  • Miranda Reads
    Apr 02, 2019
    "I find it so funny that you're nervous about a woman editing a magazine for women." Alice Weiss leaves the Midwest for the Big Apple - chasing the same dream as her mother, to become a photographer in New York. Her mother's old best friend sets her up with a secretary job ...
  • Stephanie Nicholas
    Aug 01, 2019
    Excellent historical fiction! I couldn't have loved a book more! Alice Weiss leaves her home in a cozy little Midwestern town to pursue her dream of living in New York City and lands a job as the secretary of Helen Gurley Brown, who was actually the executive editor for Cosmopolitan...