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Dear Dorothy Dix: The Story of a Compassionate Woman
Dear Dorothy Dix The Story of a Compassionate Woman Author:Harnett t. Kane Dorothy Dix (November 18, 1861 — December 16, 1951), was the pseudonym of U.S. journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer. — As the forerunner of today's popular advice columnists, Dorothy Dix was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the wo... more »rld. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad.
Born of Southern aristocracy, she married at twenty-two and looked forward to a serene existence. Then almost at once she discovered that her husband had an incurable mental difficulty. Their years together would be at best, precarious and bitter. But for forty years she remained with him, holding to her vows,; trying to better an unhappy situation. And out of those black hours she fought back, acquiring a compassion and geenerous understanding of humanity that made her untimely mother-confessor to a nation.
She began her career in 1893 for the Daily Picayune, became syndicated, and was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death.« less