“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”—Helen Gurley Brown
Recently on Chinese television, Helen Gurley Brown was on one of the daily shows to give an interview. I had never heard of her, but I suppose I should have. She’s the woman who made Cosmopolitan what it is today, and is the author of Sex and the Single Girl, a national bestseller that was one of the first of its kind to tell women they could ‘be all they wanted to be’.
She’s fascinating to listen to, and though I haven’t been able to find any audio interviews, I’ve come up with some print conversations and quotes that are fun to read (though they aren’t quite as informative as what I saw on television). But here’s one from Psychology Today:
Nothing recedes like success. You absolutely cannot count on it sticking around unless you take measures to see that it does so. You cannot coast. It doesn’t work. I wouldn’t dare take anything for granted. I have the best staff in the world, but what I really should do is work harder in order to continue to keep having it happen.
The last two winners of my Christmas contest are Linda and Donna, so congratulations to the both of you!