By Gloria Steinem
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Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and encouraging leader—now tells a narrative she hasn't ever advised prior to, a candid account of her existence as a visitor, a listener, and a catalyst for change. Includes “Secrets,” a new chapter!
When humans inquire from me why I nonetheless have wish and effort in any case those years, I regularly say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I suggest letting the line take you—changed who i assumed i used to be. the line is messy within the approach that actual lifestyles is messy. It leads us out of denial and into truth, out of conception and into perform, out of warning and into motion, out of records and into stories—in brief, out of our heads and into our hearts.
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant youth. whilst she was once a tender woman, her father may pack the kinfolk within the automobile each fall and force throughout state looking for event and attempting to make a residing. The seeds have been planted: Gloria learned that turning out to be up didn’t need to suggest settling down. And so all started a life of trip, of activism and management, of hearing humans whose voices and concepts might motivate swap and revolution.
My existence at the Road is the relocating, humorous, and profound tale of Gloria’s development and likewise the expansion of a innovative circulation for equality—and the tale of the way remarkable encounters at the street formed either. From her first adventure of social activism between ladies in India to her paintings as a journalist within the Sixties; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. journal; from the old 1977 nationwide Women’s convention to her travels via Indian Country—a lifetime spent at the street allowed Gloria to hear and attach deeply with humans, to appreciate that context is every thing, and to develop into a part of a circulation that might switch the world.
In prose that's revealing and wealthy, Gloria reminds us that residing in an open, observant, and “on the line” frame of mind could make a distinction in how we study, what we do, and the way we comprehend every one other.
Praise for My existence at the Road
“Like Steinem herself, [My existence at the Road] is considerate and astonishingly humble. it's also jam-packed with a feeling of the momentous whereas providing deeply own insights into what formed her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the hunt for fairness . . . a part of the charm of My Life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and beauty she felt in the course of such a lot of of her trips. . . . the teachings imparted in Life at the Road provide greater than a memory. they're a beacon of wish for the future.”—USA Today
“A warmly companionable glance again at approximately 5 a long time as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you’ve ever puzzled what it would be wish to sit with Ms. Steinem for an off-the-cuff dinner, this disarmingly intimate publication provides an exceptional concept, blending hard-won pragmatic classes with extra inspirational insights.”—The ny Times
“Steinem rocks. My lifestyles at the Road abounds with clean insights and is as populist as can be.”—The Boston Globe
“In individual and in her writing, Steinem exudes an extraordinary blend of calm, humility and honesty approximately her weaknesses that explains all she has accomplished.”—Jezebel