My Life On The Road (Random House Large Print)
- Publish Date: 2015-10-27
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Gloria Steinem
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gloria Steinemwriter, activist, organizer, and inspiring leadertells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINES TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR |NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harpers Bazaar St. Louis Post-Dispatch Publishers Weekly
When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the roadby which I mean letting the road take youchanged 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 storiesin 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 didnt 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 Glorias growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equalityand 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 Womens Conference to her travels through Indian Countrya 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.
Praise for My Life on the Road
This legendary feminist makes a compelling case for traveling as listening: a way of letting strangers stories flow, as she puts it, out of our heads and into our hearts.People
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 youve 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 rocks. My Life on the Road abounds with fresh insights and is as populist as can be.The Boston Globe
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