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Ten Days a Madwoman
Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly | Deborah Noyes
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Work for a New York newspaper Fall in love Marry a millionaire Change the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking expos of the clinics horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in stunt journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine. From the Hardcover edition.
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mhslibrarylady
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What I‘ve read so far of the two bags of books I brought home from work to read over the summer. Two YA nonfiction, one graphic novel, two YA fiction and a reread of The Handmaid‘s Tale in anticipation of the sequel being released this fall.

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Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who went by her pen name #NellieBly pioneered #investigativejournalism or #stuntreporting. She was an ambitious, intrepid and enthusiastic #reporter; well known for writing a shocking expose on the notorious #asylum on #BlackwellIsland and her daring #roundtheworld trip in 72 days. #bookworm #read150 #yycreads #bookart #bookphotography #bookphotos #readanything#psychology #nonfiction #19thcentury #history #calgarylibrary

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Write up things as you find them, good or bad; give praise or blame as you think best, and the truth all the time. - Nellie Bly
#nelliebly #stuntreporting #investigativejournalism #asylum #truth #reporters #nonfiction #history #currentread

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Kelly
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I've read quite a bit about Nellie Bly but I am not sad to read even more.

Liberty I was just mentioning her in a BR post I wrote this afternoon! ARE YOU IN MY HOUSE??? Wait. AM I DEAD????? 3y
Kelly @Liberty I live in your computer! 3y
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abbylibrarian
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Mehso-so

A fast-paced and interesting narrative nonfiction book about some of Nellie Bly's most daring exploits. Good reading for women's history and young journalists but the sidebars were too distracting - oddly placed, sometimes jarringly different topics - and detracted from the narrative. #24in48 Book number 4, about 10 hours read!

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abbylibrarian
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Evening reading for the #24in48 Readathon.

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abbylibrarian

Evening reading for the #24in48 Readathon.

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lizzi.librarian
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Interesting but not riveting.

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lizzi.librarian
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The Daring and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nelly Bly

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