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Nellie Bly (Journalist/Adventurer)

nellie-bly.jpgNellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran.

She remains notable for two feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne's character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within.

In addition to her writing, she was also an industrialist and charity worker.

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Erica Jong (Author/Poet/Teacher)

erica_jong.jpgErica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher. She is better known for her fiction and poetry than her other works.

A 1963 graduate of Barnard College, and with an M.A. in 18th century English Literature from Columbia University (1965).

Jong is best known for her first novel, Fear of Flying (1973), which created a sensation with its frank treatment of a woman's sexual desires.

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