Looking back at old issues of Cosmopolitan, we've come to the realization that former Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown was not only obsessed with calorie-restriction and randomly-exposed breasts, but that she was just plain crazy (in a charming way, that is). Take her editor's letters: The name-dropping! The strange transitions! (She goes from singing Barbara Walters' praises to discussing the new trend of eye-lifts among younger women without so much as a lead-in.) The awkward use of italics! After the jump, Helen's October 1977 Cosmopolitan editor's letter, which covers everything from lack of libido and ex-wives to Frank Sinatra, Walter Cronkite, and eating lobsters with Jaws star Roy Scheider.

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