Dr. William R. Kapfer: Helen Gurley Brown: A Celebration of Life
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Helen Gurley Brown, also know as HGB to many of us, passed away last Monday at 90. She was known to the world as the Cosmo girl -- one that not only empowered the single girl, but also in my case, empowered this not so single, boy. I had the pleasure of knowing HGB for nearly two decades. She was a delightful and valued friend, a mentor and my honorary Godmother.
"David and I never had children," she said to me in her signature breathy voice, I believe we were at Swifty's on Lexington -- an old time ladies-who-lunch circuit stop -- "but if we did, pussycat, he'd be exactly like you." It was two weeks later that I received my first letter from HGB. It was signed, "Your Honorary Godmother, Helen." Helen was the master of letter writing, a true inspiration to me in my personal crusade to encourage others to pick up a pen and write a note, rather than simply tap the keyboard. To this day, my preferred mode of communication is a handwritten note, often with a newspaper or m
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