The 64 columns in Margaret Mitchell, Reporter present a never-before-seen portrait of the lively, far-ranging mind and an insightful observer well on the way to her full literary power long before the world even knew her name. More than a decade before Margaret Mitchell the novelist conceived the immortal fictional world of her now legendary and hotly debated novel, Mitchell the reporter was pounding the real-life streets of her native Atlanta in search of the who, what, when, and where for her popular column in the Atlanta Journal. Defying convention, the recent debutante shook things up as one of the first female columnists for the South's largest newspaper. From 1922 to 1926, Mitchell completed hundreds of articles, profiles, columns, interviews, sketches, and book reviews, the best of which are now compiled for the first time. Mitchell's journalism transcends the simple fact-gathering of a seasoned journalist to provide a compelling snapshot of life in the Jazz Age South.