Jane Raphaely

Jane’s story is indeed stranger than fiction. Having lived through a war in England and grown up in a rough neighbourhood, with a demon aunt and a difficult father, Jane Mullins learnt how to ‘smile and wave’, one of many survival tactics she passes on in this memoir.

Review:

"In her eagerly-awaited biography, Jane Raphaely Unedited, the doyenne of magazine publishing in SA lifts the lid on life in the world of women's magazines. In this extract she discusses everything from the nutritional value of semen, to her brush with a man, dressed in grey, with a large gun - with a silencer." Independent on Saturday. "This pregnant "media nobody" became editor of Fair Lady" Cape Times. "Raphaely is a publishing icon in SA. She seized an opportunity when it was presented and ran with it. She says that fear of failure keeps too many women in their place, "but what I have learned is that failing to attempt something is far worse and more painful than failing in the attempt."" Sunday Weekend Argus.
Author:
Jane Raphaely

Short Description

Jane’s story is indeed stranger than fiction. Having lived through a war in England and grown up in a rough neighbourhood, with a demon aunt and a difficult father, Jane Mullins learnt how to ‘smile and wave’, one of many survival tactics she passes on in this memoir.

Review:

"In her eagerly-awaited biography, Jane Raphaely Unedited, the doyenne of magazine publishing in SA lifts the lid on life in the world of women's magazines. In this extract she discusses everything from the nutritional value of semen, to her brush with a man, dressed in grey, with a large gun - with a silencer." Independent on Saturday. "This pregnant "media nobody" became editor of Fair Lady" Cape Times. "Raphaely is a publishing icon in SA. She seized an opportunity when it was presented and ran with it. She says that fear of failure keeps too many women in their place, "but what I have learned is that failing to attempt something is far worse and more painful than failing in the attempt."" Sunday Weekend Argus.

Long description

Jane’s story is indeed stranger than fiction. Having lived through a war in England and grown up in a rough neighbourhood, with a demon aunt and a difficult father, Jane Mullins learnt how to ‘smile and wave’, one of many survival tactics she passes on in this memoir. An outsider who was determined to get ‘in’, she found fame and fortune in New York, turned down $24 000 to follow her heart to South Africa, and moved to Cape Town shortly before the Sharpeville massacre made thousands leave a country that had become a pariah.

She used her wickedly sharp pen and even sharper wits to win the best job in the world there, birthed babies, magazines, superstars, made millions for everyone except herself, and never stopped fighting against female and juvenile oppression, one of the few things that causes her to lose her characteristic cool. In this frank and funny memoir, written for the thousands of women who have asked her to tell them ‘how she did it’, the doyenne of magazine publishing tells a great deal more than the herstory of women’s magazines. This book is impossible to put down, and should come with a warning. It is intended to change women’s lives for the better and, as Jane’s story proves, print is the most powerful weapon in the world, in the right hands, at the right time.

Product details

Author:
Jane Raphaely
Subtitle:
True Tales of A Fun Fearless Woman
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Associated Media Publishing (Pty) Ltd
ISBN:
9780620531795
Audience:
General
Pages:
350
Width (mm):
150
Length (mm):
230

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