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My Life on the Road free pdf "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER ONE OF "O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE" S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR Gloria Steinem writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. "When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: "Because I travel." Taking to the road by which I mean letting the road take you changed who I thought I was. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories in short, out of our heads and into our hearts." Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. "My Life on the Road" is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s- from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of "Ms." magazine- from the historic 1977 National Women s Conference to her travels through Indian Country a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world. In prose that is revealing and rich, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant, and on the road state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" Like Steinem herself, ["My Life on the Road"] is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her. "O: The Oprah Magazine" A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the quest for equity . . . Part of the appeal of "My Life" is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and wonder she felt during so many of her journeys. . . . The lessons imparted in "Life on the Road" offer more than a reminiscence. They are a beacon of hope for the future. "USA Today" Awarmly companionable look back at nearly five decades as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you ve ever wondered what it might be like to sit down with Ms. Steinem for a casual dinner, this disarmingly intimate book gives a pretty good idea, mixing hard-won pragmatic lessons with more inspirational insights. "The New York Times" Steinem beautifully illustrates how her perpetual motion has shaped her professional life. "The New York Times Book Review" (Editors Choice) Steinem rocks. "My Life on the Road" abounds with fresh insights and is as populist as can be. "The Boston Globe" In person and in her writing, Steinem exudes a rare combination of calm, humility and honesty about her weaknesses that explains all she has accomplished. "Jezebel""

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."

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Author : Gloria Steinem
Publisher : Random House
Data Published : 27 October 2015
ISBN : 0679456201
EAN : 9780679456209
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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