Cover Photo: Virago, Bobbs Merill Company, Virago. Cover images via Amazon
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.

Vogue Live Alone and Like It: A Guide for the Extra Woman.duty

Live Alone and Like It

Yorkshire Evening Post

Live Alone

Tribune

Live Alone—extra The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It—

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).