Listen, world! : how the intrepid Elsie Robinson became America's most-read woman
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ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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"At 35, Elsie Robinson feared she'd lost it all. She was reeling from a hostile divorce to a wealthy man that played out in tabloids across the country and she faced an uncertain future as the single mother of a chronically-ill son. She had no clear means of financial support, no college education or training. She'd hit a wall. At a time when it was thought that a woman's highest calling was to become a wife and mother, Elsie hungered for a different kind of life. She dreamed of becoming a professional writer and sacrificed everything in pursuit of a career in letters, going so far as to work a California gold mine to pay the bills. Through it all, she wrote-everything from features to essays to fiction. When the mine shut down, she moved to San Francisco in 1918-at the tail end of a world war and an influenza pandemic. Borrowing money to buy a pen and paper, she created a mock-up for a children's column, then barged into the Oakland Tribune to thrust it into the hands of the managing editor. He hired her on the spot. From there, her popular children's column led to a nationally-syndicated column for adults that ran six days a week for more than 30 years and had 50 million readers. She became the highest-paid female columnist employed by William Randolph Hearst, who personally edited her copy and negotiated her contracts. Told with drama and cinematic detail by bestselling author Julia Scheeres and award-winning journalist Allison Gilbert, Listen, World! is the first biography of this indefatigable woman, capturing what it means to take a gamble on happiness, stumble a few times, and ultimately land on your feet"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Scheeres, J., & Gilbert, A. (2022). Listen, world!: how the intrepid Elsie Robinson became America's most-read woman (First edition.). Seal Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scheeres, Julia and Allison, Gilbert. 2022. Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-read Woman. Seal Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scheeres, Julia and Allison, Gilbert. Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-read Woman Seal Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Scheeres, Julia,, and Allison Gilbert. Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-read Woman First edition., Seal Press, 2022.

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