The letters of this 1910s ex-prostitute tell a story of urban life for women still relevant today
Nina Renata Aron

A woman of another generation might have wasted her life in television, but Maime shows the power of good basic education to cope with life’s experiences, enjoy a distance relationship with someone of another economic class, and learn new marketable skills. The moral choice between drudgery and lazy vice will always be before us. Scott Peck argued that laziness was the real source of (non-somatic) insanity.

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