My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

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Gloria Steinem writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of "My Life on the Road." Includes an introduction read by Gloria Steinem."
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  • CD-Audio
  • 152 x 173 x 23mm | 272g
  • English
  • 0147522420
  • 9780147522429

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Advance praise for "My Life on the Road" It s amazing to have a lifelong heroine who is also one of my favorite writers. Gloria Steinem is a deeply revolutionary woman. She steered us through the contentious years of the women s movement without losing her humanity or her wonderful sense of humor. She changed America in a fundamental way without being damaged by it or losing her joy. "My Life on the Road" is filled with beautifully told stories of the people she has spoken with and listened to, been changed by, helped organize, got radicalized by, could get lost in, could get found in. It is soul material, human and political, funny and touching, deeply spiritual. I began it again the day after I finished. Anne Lamott Rarely do women have the opportunity to travel as Steinem has done living a life full of radical adventure. Everywhere she goes, she carries with her the vitality of democracy, of freedom for women and men, and her profound love of justice. Now she offers us the good fortune of journeying with her."My Life on the Road"is an inspiring work, a call for action. Steinem shares her life as a global freedom fighter, inviting readers to continue the journey and the struggle. bell hooks "My Life on the Road "is a personal, beautiful look at the deceptively radical act of travel and how it formed one of our most important voices for human rights. By delving deeper into her own thrilling story, Steinem shows us that we all have a fighter inside us we need only pack our bags and follow her. Lena Dunham Countless times, I had to put Gloria Steinem s new book down and allow an explosive truth she had just revealed to roll through me. And they all arrived page after page in the most personal, unexpected ways. I won t be the same person after having read "My Life on the Road." Jane Fonda Gloria Steinem s new book is a lightning rod to the head and heart: stimulating, no, shocking us to get up out of our easy chairs and do something meaningful with our lives to"hit the road." Women"will"read"My Life on the Road, "but men"must." James Patterson Gloria Steinem s lightness of being combined with her complete seriousness, her love for words and her call for actions, remind us to celebrate her as one of the most important women of our time. Diane von Furstenberg "From the Hardcover edition.""
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About Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded "Ms." magazine, and she remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1968, she helped found "New York" magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her books include the bestsellers "Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, " "Marilyn: Norma Jeane, " and "As if Women Matter" (published in India). Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Women s Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, the James Weldon Johnson Award for Journalism, and many others. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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