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My Life on the Road (Compact Disc)
"Feminist activist and icon Gloria Steinem has logged thousands of hours traveling the globe as a journalist, speaker and organizer. Her story is the story of modern American feminism. If you want to be inspired, if you want to be reminded of how far we've come in so few years (and how much further there is to go), read this book. As a thirty-something woman, it's been both edifying and galvanizing to read about the incredible effort so many have put forth to make sure women's voices are heard, recognized and accepted as equal. This book put the movement and my place in it into perspective for me. As an event organizer, it also humbled me to read about the lengths people went to to spread the word about an event or idea in an age before hashtags and tweets. Thank you, Gloria Steinem."— Julie W.
"I read this book as part of the feminist book club Emma Watson initiated. It's an incredible journey. I was inspired by Steinem's resourcefulness, generosity of spirit, and the compassion she summoned for everyone she encountered, including her antagonists. The book's also a great history of recent feminism, revealing the conflicts that arose within the movement and the struggles and triumphs of leaders like Wilma Mankiller and Bella Abzug. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLORIA! Thank you for this book and for giving your life to the cause!"— Kaitlyn
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.
About the Author
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.