|Just a Tease
Pure Moxie excerpt
So on a Tuesday in March in a bizarre villa in Florida, with a northeasterly wind whipping the trees and
stirring the normally placid willows, I became the first woman publisher of a
major American magazine with a circulation of more than one million. No
contract, no promises, no country club membership. Just two people shaking
hands. My salary was not discussed that day. An offer of $80,000 was made later
in New York by Mason's financial vice president. I accepted.
It was nearly double my previous salary.
In the next two weeks,
I finished up my work at Men's Wear and made the giant leap to the world
of consumer magazines ...