The Long Loneliness
The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
This inspiring and fascinating memoir, subtitled, “The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist,” The Long Loneliness is the late Dorothy Day’s compelling autobiographical testament to her life of social activism and her spiritual pilgrimage. A founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and longtime associate of Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day was eulogized in the New York Times as, “a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality.” The Long Loneliness recounts her remarkable journey from the Greenwich Village political and literary scene of the 1920s through her conversion to Catholicism and her lifelong struggle to help bring about “the kind of society where it is easier to be good.”
Praise For The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist…
“Fascinating as personal history, important as a document in twentieth-century American social history.” — New York Times Book Review
“Dorothy Day wanted to be good, and not just do good. . . . a fascinating memoir.” — David Brooks in the New York Times
HarperOne, 9780060617516, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009