From her AP obituary (available here):
Peg Bracken, author of the “I Hate to Cook Book,” which sold more than 3 million copies after it appeared in 1960, died Saturday. She was 89.* * * The book appeared was intended for working women who decried the notion that their destiny was to stand by the stove and be the ideal wife.
Peg Bracken was a pragmatic feminist!
-Ralph Michael Stein