Frances R. Donovan's "The Woman Who Waits"

Frances R. Donovan's "The Woman Who Waits"

Author: 
Frances R. Donovan

Frnaces R. Donovan wanted to experience what life was like as a waitress, something she had never done before. After she spent time as a waitress, she wrote, in detail, about her experience. Donovan was so thrilled with the outcome, she then went on to continue investigating what it was like working in numerous different occupations.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .When I decided to become a waitress, i had no idea of writing a book. I did not at this time imagine that I was going to get anything out of my adventures except an experience. I thought I might get some material for articles that might be of real interest and I thought that I could do this in a short space of time. I had no idea of what I should discover. I did not imagine that I was entering a new world and that I should return with a knowledge of life new and strange to me. I had had no particular;ar desire to make discoveries. I merely wanted to see what other women, not in my world, were doing, I went on and explored until I felt that I had gone a long way. Then I sat down to try and give an account of what I had seen. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Wed, 1919-01-01
Rights Information: 
Public domain.