Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dorothy Day: a biography, by William D. Miller

Book Title: Dorothy Day: a Biography
Author: William D. Miller
Published By:  Harper & Row
Date Published: 1982
Genre: Biography
Pages: 527
Recommended Age: Adult
Read & Reviewed By: Me
Rating: B/4

I borrowed this book from the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center’s library

It is a comprehensive biography that chronicles the life of Dorothy Day, the co-founder of Catholic Worker.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed the biography very much. I liked that it held nothing back. It told about her common law marriages, her short, but lawful marriage, her political arrests, her family conflicts. You name it, it all it was in Dorothy Day’s Biography.  William D. Miller did not leave anything out. The reader learns all about Dorothy’s faults, how she fought for human rights and lived in solidarity with the poor. At times, she even went against the Catholic Church to bring about change.

For these reasons I gave Dorothy Day’s biography four stars and a grade of B.  I truly recommend reading Dorothy Day: a Biography by William D. Miller.  You will be glad you did.  I won’t be surprised if you walk away from it having another person to admire.

Language: None
Adult Content: None
Violence: None

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