my-life-on-the-road-gloria-steinem-9780679456209

My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem

gray stars

Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader tells her story as never before. A candid account of her life as a traveler, listener, and catalyst for change. She 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. Paperback, Hardback, Large Print Paperback, and Audio Book (Audio Book Sale Price: $28 - regularly $40).

$14.95 $18.00 You Save $3.05
Please Select:
Qty
Share on Facebook
Pin It

Ships USPS Media Mail $3.98.
Usually Ships in 1 to 4 Days.


"When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road -- by which I mean letting the road take you -- changed 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 stories. In short, out of our heads and into our hearts." Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem seen here to the left with Gina Mercurio, owner of People Called Women Books at a "Sold Out" Public Library event in Toledo, Ohio. November 2015.

Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Gloria learned that growing up didn’t necessarily mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, activism and leadership, listening to people, and inspiring revolution.

My Life on the Road is moving, funny, and profound. It is the story of Gloria’s growth and the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality. It is the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped her and the revolution:

- From her first experience among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s.
- From the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. mMgazine.
- From the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country.

Gloria Steinem Life Magazine 1977Gloria Steinem's lifetime on the road allowed her 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.

Available Paperback, Hardback, Large Print Paperback, and Audio Book (Audio Book Sale Price: $28 - regularly $40).

Praise for My Life on the Road

“Gloria Steinem is a deeply revolutionary woman. She changed America in a fundamental way without being damaged by it or losing her joy.” Anne Lamott

“Rarely do women have the opportunity to travel as Steinem has done -- living a life full of radical adventure. Everywhere she goes, she carries with her the vitality of democracy, of freedom for women and men, and her profound love of justice.” bell hooks

“A personal, beautiful look at the deceptively radical act of travel and how it formed one of our most important voices for human rights . . . By delving deeper into her own thrilling story, Steinem shows us that we all have a fighter inside us.” Lena Dunham

Available in Hardback ISBN 978-0-679-45620-9, and Large Print Paperback ISBN 978-0-399-56727-8. Audio Book is 8 compact discs with Introduction read by Gloria.

Make a monthly or one-time donation to the Steinem's Sisters Library & Archive here.

My Life on the road by gloria steinemIn 1972, Gloria Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine, and remained one of its editors for 15 years, and continues to serve as a consulting editor. She has produced a documentary on child abuse for HBO, a feature film about the death penalty for Lifetime, and been the subject of profiles on Lifetime and Showtime.

Ms. Steinem founded and co-founded the following organizations:

Women's Action Alliance, a pioneering national information center that specialized in nonsexist, multiracial children's education.
National Women's Political Caucus, a group that continues to work to advance the numbers of pro-equality women in elected and appointed office at a national and state level.
Women's Media Center.
Voters for Choice, a pro-choice political action committee.
Choice USA (now URGE), a national organization that supports young pro-choice leadership and works to preserve comprehensive sex education in schools.
Ms. Foundation for Women, a national multi-racial, multi-issue fund that supports grassroots projects to empower women and girls
Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a first national day devoted to girls that has now become an institution here and in other countries.
Equality Now, Donor Direct Action and Direct Impact Africa.

Gloria Steinem is currently working with the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College on documenting the grassroots origins of the U.S. women's movement, and on a Center for Organizers in tribute to Wilma Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Related Items
  • movingbeyondwordsgloriasteinem.jpg
    Moving Beyond Words by Gloria Steinem
    $16.95 $19.95

    Age, Race, Sex, Power, Money and more. An important collection of feminist essays by one of the founding mothers of American present day feminism.

  • wspowerDVD212x200apr2011.jpg
    Women's Power DVD by Max Dashu
    $25.00

    These are the bold and creative women you always knew existed. Seeing their reality will change how you think about female humanity. View the video clip below.

  • sisters in spirit Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists by Sally Roesch Wagner isbn 9781570671210
    Sisters In Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists by Sally Roesch Wagner
    $10.15 $11.95

    The compelling struggle for freedom and equality waged by women in the U.S. and the influence and inspiration Native American women gave to this dynamic social movement.

  • Global Critical Race Feminism by Adrien Katherine Wing isbn 9780814793381
    Global Critical Race Feminism Edited by Adrien Katherine Wing
    $22.50 $25.00

    Global Critical Race Feminism is the first anthology to focus explicitly on the legal rights of women of color around the world. Containing nearly thirty essays the book addresses responses to white feminism,violence against women, the global workplace and more.

  • when every thing changed by gail collins isbn 9780316059541
    When Everything Changed by Gail Collins
    $13.60 $15.99

    A comprehensive mix of oral history and keen research-covering politics, fashion, popular culture,economics, sex, families and work-bringing vividly to life five decades of cataclysmic transformation.

  • yes means yes is about respect for female sexual pleasure isbn 9781580052573
    Yes Means YES! by Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti
    $14.40 $16.95

    This book is for every woman. Commonly held beliefs about rape are replaced with an understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. Feminist, political, and activist writers alike present their ideas for a paradigm shift.

Why Buy Woman Made Products? 
Studies show that when resources are directed toward the women, everyone benefits! Gender equality is crucial for conservation, sustainable development, and equitable benefit sharing. Women green entrepreneurs make informed choices and negotiate outcomes that balance biodiversity, conservation, and human development needs. 
10,000 years ago, we women developed agriculture based on our menstrual connection to lunar cycles.  Our passion and dedication is to “Woman-Identified Sustainable Development,” putting women and our lifelong experiences back at the center of development strategies. 
GreenWomanStore.com is woman owned, operated, and financed. 

VIEW CART    CONTACT US    ABOUT US    FAQ    ORDERING    RETURNS    SHIPPING    PRIVACY
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS    SPONSORS/ADS    WISH LIST      
    

greenpeople seal of approval womens voices for the earth business-partner
     Questions? Call Us: 859-314-3397

Preventing Cancer Telesummit: Exposing the Environmental Causes Women and Money Telesummit: 3 Things You Absolutely Need to KnowLean Into Green Telesummit: Discover Green Tips and Tools to Increase Your Health, Wealth and Happiness
arrowsheart