ELIZABETH JANE COCHRAN aka Nellie Bly (journalist, notable for a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within) in 1890
How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag
A website dedicated to Nellie Bly, the pen name of pioneer woman journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. Read samples of her writing, her biography, become a fan of Nellie Bly, view photos of Nellie and peruse a gallery of Nellie Bly products.
Nellie Bly was a journalist and an adventurer, the first person to travel the world in fewer than 80 days (inspired by Jules Verne's novel) and had herself committed to an insane asylum in order to report on the conditions.
Just recieved my copy in the mail. Can't wait to start reading. "Ten Days in A Madhouse" Nellie Bly was a journalist who investigated the Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum by pretending to be insane. This is her record of the horrible treatment there.
Nellie Bly, an investigative reporter, faked insanity to spend time on Blackwell's Island to investigate claims of cruelty in the Women's Asylum. her report in 1887 and subsequent book, caused a sensation.
Ten Days in a Mad House, Nellie Bly, published in Nellie had herself committed to Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum for a reporting story. What she encountered there as a "patient" turned the City of New York on it's head once exposed.