Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life Loves and Adventures of Emily Hahn review  3

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Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn review  3 · Known as Mickey to her friends Emily Hahn traveled across the country dressed as a boy in the 1920s; ran away to the Belgian Congo as a Red Cross worker during the Great Depression; was the concubine of a Chinese poet in The outbreak of World War II; was involved in underground relief work in occupied Hong Kong; and moved back to the United States and became a pioneer in the fields of wildlife preservation and environmentalism before her death in 1997 at the age of ninety twoA feminist trailblazer before the word existed Hahn also wrote hundreds of art. A to Z Alphabet Reading Challenge N I had no earthly idea who Emily Hahn was or why she even deserved a book written about her I was sold on the title and the cover which promised adventure Then I realized it was a biography and I had already started reading it only to find out that Emily had written numerous books herself fiction and nonfiction 52 to be exact She has written a few memoirs I'm especially interested in reading Congo Solo Misadventures Two Degrees North 1933about her 2 years in Africa; China to Me 1944about her 8 years in China during the war; Times and Places 1970which this author Ken Cuthbertson uses many uotes from I'm sure reading her own memoirs would have been much personal capturing her real personality But this author of her biography did a great job in putting all the little snippets of her life together in one place It almost reads like a novel He used letters Emily had written back home to family and he was even able to begin interviewing her in 1992 the last five years of her life before her death in 1997 at age 92 But Emily would not live to see this biography published She died on February 18 1997 This book was published the following year in 1998This is a biography of an unconventional woman who by today's standard would be considered a feminist But Emily aka Mickey Hahn 1905 1997 despised the term feminist because feminists belonged to clubs and they collected money for their causes She “preferred to lead by example rather than by organized political involvement” loc 7095 She was just a free spirit who grew up in a house with four sisters and one brother They all attended college and were encouraged to defy the social norm by their mother Hannah They were feminist before society coined the term She came of age in the 1920's just as a new breed of free thinking women called flappers began flaunting their demandssmoking in public drinking alcohol wearing heavy lipstick and rouge and displaying their sexuality Emily fell into this women of power movement and defied the social norm of the times When she was told she could not could not major in Mining Geology because women aren't capable of learning such complicated material She proved them wrong and became the first woman to graduate in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin They told her she would never get a job as Mining Geologist because she was a woman She proved them wrong but she ended up hating it They put her behind a desk working 9 5 at a much lower pay than for men and not out in the field where she wanted to be So she uit Her and a friend financially supported by their parents took off on an adventure in a brand new Model T Ford across America from Chicago to California and back This sparked an unrest in Emily that would simmer for the rest of her lifeHer friend who headed back to Albuuerue New Mexico where she worked as a horseback trail guide pleaded for her to come Emily not knowing what to do with her educated life headed west and farted around with work as one of the Harvey Girlsmuch like today's Hooter girls and also worked the trails as a guide She floated and moved to Taos a smaller uieter town that was beginning to attract artists and writers There she piddled and wasted some time away writing small poems on cards until her mom showed up unexpectedly at her front doorShe returned home and attended college Still lost She decided to sail overseas with h

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Icles and short stories for The New Yorker from 1925 to 1995 as well as fifty books in many genres As Roger Angell wrote in her obituary in The New Yorker She was in truth something rare a woman deeply almost domestically at home in the world Driven by curiosity and energy she went there and did that and then wrote about it without fuss. Solid historical traveloguebiography with plenty of scandal and adventure I enjoyed reading about the expat experience in China and seeing what was familiar and what was very different from my China years Not every character is likeable but that's real life isn't it

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Nobody Said Not to Go The Life Loves and Adventures of Emily HahnKnown as Mickey to her friends Emily Hahn traveled across the country dressed as a boy in the 1920s; ran away to the Belgian Congo as a Red Cross worker during the Great Depression; was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai in the 1930s; had an illegitimate child with the head of the British Secret Service in Hong Kong just before. What an amazing woman Well written book