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The treatment of the "insane" was horrid. Bless Ms. Bly for submitting to this treatment to expose the horrors. Shameful.Published 2 days ago by Mj
This is how things were back in the bad old days. Now most of the crazies are on the street as homeless people. Sad world we live in.Published 2 days ago by fishstick
When I read this I was shocked but not surprised. Women had no rights during this time period. Even today it doesn't take much to get caught in the system and it is very hard to... Read morePublished 4 days ago by sdakatoishome
In a nutshell, this is a great piece of journalism from a period where newspapers pursued sensational stories and played a role in informing the public of dangerous, inequitable... Read morePublished 5 days ago by alan bell
A non-fiction expose of an insane asylum on Blackwell Island. Nellie Bly was a journalist who went out and got information from personal experience. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Angel
Mental illness is hard to understand, much less treat....even today with our advanced medical knowledge. Imagine how hard it would be to be confined to the house of horrors. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kathy Becker
I can usually find merit in a book because I can imagine how hard it is to put your thoughts together. Read morePublished 6 days ago by B. Nahrwold
I opted to get this when it was offered for free. I live in NYC and was very interested in seeing Nellie Bly's take on the asylums of her time. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was a very good read. It was so hard to hear that. Normal people would be put I to one. I hope they all received better care and I hope they do now. Very sad.Published 7 days ago by Peggy Werner