Marty Mann: Twice I Sought Death


From the 1950s series, Marty Mann describes how her battles with alcoholism and depression forced her to open herself up to those around her, and led her to help other people who suffered with addiction.

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Marty Mann was the first woman to join Alcoholics Anonymous. In association with Yale University, she created the National Committee on Alcoholism to help change public perceptions about the disease. Born into a wealthy Chicago family, Mann worked as a magazine editor, art critic and photographer.