Friday, January 11, 2019

A Female Journalistic Pioneer

Book Review of “What Girls are Good For: A Novel of Nellie Bly” by David Blixt.

 

Anyone who has studied journalism, or is interested in historical women who were pioneers in their fields, will probably have heard of Nellie Bly, aka Elizabeth Cochrane. Nellie was famous mostly for getting herself admitted to an insane asylum in New York in the late 1880s. Her goal was to find out exactly how the treatment was in these places, and her reports ended up having far-reaching consequences. In this novel, David Blixt gives us some insights into Nellie’s life through a fascinating, biographical, historical fiction account.


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Creativia released "What Girls Are Good For: A Novel of Nellie Bly" by David Blixt on November 3, 2018. This book is available from Amazon, The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Better World Books (to promote libraries and world literary) and Alibris, as well as from an IndieBound store near you.



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