Nellie Bly went crazy. For a week. Then she wrote about it.
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Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane.
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.