Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

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As the title implies, this biography focuses largely on reporter Nellie Bly’s 10 grim days in a New York City insane asylum...A lively biography that reflects the spirit of the intrepid reporter.
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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 exposé of the clinic’s 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.


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About Deborah Noyes

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Deborah Noyes writes for adults and children, and is an editor and photographer. Her previous nonfiction for young readers includes One Kingdom: Our Lives with Animals and Encyclopedia of the End: Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore, and More. Born in California, she has lived most of her adult life in Massachusetts, working all manner of day jobs to support the writing habit—from bartender and book reviewer to children’s book editor and zookeeper. She’s the only person she knows who’s been bitten by a dwarf lemur.


Author Residence: Western Massachusetts Author Image 1
 
Published February 23, 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 143 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books.
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Kirkus

Above average
on Nov 03 2015

As the title implies, this biography focuses largely on reporter Nellie Bly’s 10 grim days in a New York City insane asylum...A lively biography that reflects the spirit of the intrepid reporter.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jan 10 2016

...while these frequent diversions provide useful context, they are also distracting, forcing shifts in readers’ attention every few pages. Still, Noyes’s thoroughly researched account, with archival photos and myriad quotes from Bly’s own work, offers a well-rounded look at a self-possessed women who was nothing if not resilient.

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Good
Reviewed by Caitlin PenzeyMoog on Feb 29 2016

It’s all detailed in Ten Days A Madwoman, a gripping book from start to finish, for kids and adults alike.

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