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The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day

The Long Loneliness

In her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day chronicles her life as a young idealist living a bohemian lifestyle and subsequent conversion to Catholicism and the co-founding of the Catholic Worker Movement.

What strikes me most after having read this book is Dorothy’s strong conviction to help her fellow man and how she¬†pursues this endeavor throughout her life. It is a strong testament for those of us living in a modern day culture that at times seems superficial and self-absorbed.

This book provides intimate insights into Dorothy’s life, as well as a glimpse into the politics and struggles of early 20th century America. A must read for anyone¬†wishing to better understand a towering figure in the social justice movement.

 

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