- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060617519
- ISBN-13: 978-0060617516
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist Paperback – September 1, 2009
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So maybe you should get a hard copy of this book. It is a very worthwhile read. Dorothy Day was an American icon, a home-grown saint,who was so impressed by how well people pulled together in community after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that it formed a basis for how she thought life should be lived. She's an inspiration and this book should be better known.
beautiful in outlook, couragous in deed -- always
pushing the "limits" to work for the betterment of the human
situation. What a neat lady!
The other amazing thing I found is that her life takes us
through a time in the history of the US when Worker movements were
just being started. We see some days of WWI, the Depression, WWII,
and beyond. She combined her passion to help the 99% and the
completely down & out, with compassion and lodging and food --
real works of mercy. The many different personalities she met during
her life come to life in only a few words -- she's a gifted writer, which
makes the book read quickly. This is her story, the beginnings of the
Catholic Worker movement, and a time in history that has a lot in common
with our own.
I deeply respect and admire Dorothy Day. It is beautiful how God worked in her life.