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.

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


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By: QUEEN 003 2018-08-20 14:26:54
We enjoyed reading this book full of interesting anecdotes about many historical figures. Gloria Steinem was a true daughter of her father following his nomadic ways. Where he followed unlikely business ventures, she followed causes that asked for her support.

By: ROTO 002 2018-08-20 14:23:17
Gloria Steinem's book provided scintillating discussion about political/feminist ideas. The book was full of amazing ideas, but the way it was written was dry and hard to engage with.

By: AUCK 016 2018-08-20 14:21:10
Mixed feedback on this book. We were impressed by Steinem's achievements and contribution to activism. However we felt that we didn't learn much about her as a person, or her motivation for her life in activism.

By: PALMN 029 2018-06-19 23:35:45
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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