Jane Raphaely, the woman who became the first editor of the South African edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine, has penned an autobiography telling the story of her determination as a young woman to make the best of her life. 27 years after launching Cosmo in South Africa, Raphaely is now Chairman of Associated Magazines, her company and publishers of the country’s best loved international titles. These include Marie Claire, House & Leisure and O: The Oprah Magazine. ‘Unedited’ shares the secrets of her success and those of a world many of us know very little about- the women’s consumer magazine industry. I know many like myself are hoping for a Devil Wears Prada-esque literary delight but I guess we will have to wait until the 14th of June when the book is launched at Exclusive Books, V&A Waterfront to find out. In Johannesburg the book will be launched on the 19th at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park. If you are lucky enough to be at the Cape Town Book Fair on the 16th, you are in a position to have your copy signed by Jane Raphaely herself.
I think this would be an inspiring read – hope you’re publishing a full review of the book when it’s out Sandiso!