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Brown, Helen Gurley (18 February 1922–13 August 2012), author, editor, and advice-giver, was born Helen Marie Gurley in Green Forest, Arkansas, the younger of two daughters of Ira Gurley, a schoolteacher, and Cleo Sisco Gurley. When Ira was elected to the state legislature, the family moved to Little Rock. When Helen was ten years old, her father died in a tragic elevator accident in the state house, and her mother was left to support the family. Cleo struggled to raise her daughters in the midst of the Great Depression, and after a few years, in search of greater opportunity, she moved the family to Los Angeles. When Helen’s sister, Mary, contracted polio just a few months later, Helen assumed a significant financial role in the family, one she would maintain for many years....