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Title: My Life on the Road
Authors: Steinem, Gloria
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 276
Year: 2015
Language: English
Description: The foundations for Gloria Steinem's adult life, spent on the move, were laid in her itinerant childhood. Growing up to become one of the key figures of American feminism, her dedication to the movement for equality for many decades, had her crisscrossing the USA and further afield, connecting with communities and campaigns, conversing, empowering, walking the talk and bringing about change.

Both the engaging memoir of a writer, journalist, activist and inspiring leader, and a primer of late 20th century American political history, this is an intelligent and thoughtful reflection, delivered with humour and humility.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Everything about this book is great – a must-read for all."

"Well written, intelligent, thoughtful and insightful – a gentle read but it requires consideration and reflection – it's not a skip over lightly book."

"The book would best suit groups prepared to have a considered discussion."

"I think it would appeal more to older feminists – prior knowledge would add to the pleasure."

"Steinem comes across as warm, wise, compassionate and deeply thoughtful."

"Some may consider Steinem as "˜too feminist' – but the focus is on her life as an organiser and a lobbyist."

Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Community, Feminism, Human Rights, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2018 Titles

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By: PALMN 029 2018-06-19 23:35:45
4.5 
Those of us that read the book loved it. It was an interesting history and insight into the world of politics and change in the US from 1960 to present day. You don't feel like you know Gloria but you learn what and who is important to her.

 
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