The Long Loneliness an autobiography Author:Dorothy Day Dorothy Day always has had a consuming sympathy fo the lonely, the poor, and the outcast, and a passionate love for her neighbor - love that moved her to devote herself to the friendless and roused her to defend the downtrodden. Her keen sense of social-mindedness and burning zeal led her from a conservative, conventional background to the flagr... more »ant espousal of such radical causes as Socialism, the IWW, and even Communism.
It led her to become embroiled in the seething cauldron of New York politics, to champion the suffragist movement and to picket the White House, for which she received a prison term. Ultimately, it led her along the long, painful road to a fervent conversion to Catholocism, in which she has fused her passion for social justice with dynamic and outstanding devotion to the Church.
Dorothy Day unlocks the doors of her mind and heart with deep humility and warmth. She fearlessly acknowledges the doubt, disillusionment, and emptiness she once suffered and reveals how she overcame these deep-rooted obstacles and discovered that love is the only antidote for loneliness. Dorothy Day has totally surrendered herself to love - love of the poor, sharing their trials, discomforts, and privations - and The Long Loneliness is the stirring revelation of her courageous, dedicated, and inspiring life.« less