Louisa May Alcotthttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Louisa_May_Alcott.jpg

Most people are familiar with Alcott’s most famous work, Little Women. Yet Alcott faced a bit of a battle to get her work out there and was was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family to make ends meet. It was her letters back home during her experience as a nurse in the Civil War that gave her the first big break she needed.

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