Joanna Scutts

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I’m a cultural historian and literary critic based in Astoria, Queens, and the author of The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It (Liveright, 2017). 


Cover Photo: Virago, Bobbs Merill Company, Virago. Cover images via Amazon
When Scandal Swallows a Book

Marjorie Hillis's 1930s self-help bestseller, which celebrated women's happiness, met a strange fate in England.

Jul 19, 2018