Random House - My life on the road abounds with fresh insights and is as populist as can be. The boston GlobeFrom the Hardcover edition. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Magazine; from the historic 1977 national women’s conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria 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.

Louis post-dispatch • publishers weekly When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her.

My Life on the Road - O: the oprah magazine “A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the quest for equity. In prose that is revealing and rich, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, observant, what we do, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, and how we understand each other. Praise for my life on the road“this legendary feminist makes a compelling case for traveling as listening: a way of letting strangers’ stories flow, as she puts it, ‘out of our heads and into our hearts.

People“like steinem herself, My Life on the Road is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy.

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Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem

Open Road Media - She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming herself as well as others. The result of her external plus internal reflection is this bestselling and truly transforming book: part collection of personal stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration.

None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters. Gloria steinem   when trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart, ” Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would.

Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem - Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. New york times bestseller: “the book that could bring the human race a little closer to rescuing itself” Naomi Wolf. Revolution from within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second.

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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

Broadway Books - By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless—the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life. Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically.

A new york times book review notable book“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence. So begins spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, essayist Maeve Brennan, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, poet Edna St.

Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own - . Using her own experiences as a starting point, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, passionately lived life, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried.

This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives—a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor.

Vincent millay, and novelist Edith Wharton.

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Doing Sixty & Seventy

Open Road Media - A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypesThe older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me. Gloria steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades.

It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, alive-in-the-moment, glorious, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country, ” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one. With insight, and heartfelt honesty, intelligence, wit, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.

Doing Sixty & Seventy - While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. In doing sixty & seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging.

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

Open Road Media - Steinem understands that the political is always personal, and vice versa, and so her writings range from the polemical—“Erotica vs. Covering two decades—from the early sixties to the early eighties—the pieces in Gloria Steinem’s diverse, stimulating, and often-prescient first collection dare to ask how our world might change for the better if we each behaved “as if everyone mattered.

Steinem’s experiences on the front lines of the women’s movement chart her own consciousness-raising and serve as a metaphor for the evolution of feminist politics and social change. In many of the pieces that follow, exclude, Steinem challenges the practices and preconceptions that marginalize, exploit, and victimize women.

This new york times–bestselling feminist classic remains as fresh and relevant in our current climate as when it was first published. An early assignment as a “girl reporter, ” going undercover as a Bunny in the Playboy Club, becomes an eye-opening exposé of appalling work conditions and sexual harassment.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions - . Pornography” and “the politics of food”—to the deeply personal—“Ruth’s Song, ” a moving tribute to her mentally ill mother—to sharp satire—“If Men Could Menstruate. One of the first to address topics such as female genital mutilation and transgenderism, Steinem has truly earned the right to be called a feminist pioneer, and this collection is both a testament to her legacy in the fight for equality and an entertaining, thought-provoking journey through the lives of modern women.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Quirk Books - Plus, interviews with real-life women in stem careers, an extensive bibliography,  and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, and beyond, technology, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY   You may think you know women’s history pretty well.

In wonder women, engineers, mathematicians, brainy, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, adventurers, and inventors. Alice ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man? ·  Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History - S. Table of contents: women of science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure. Satellite into orbit? ·  huang daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?   Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them.

But have you ever heard of.

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Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media

Vintage - In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight. Two classic collections of nora ephron’s uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one book for the first time.

This edition brings together some of ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. From the famous “a few words about breasts” to important pieces on her time working for the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine, these essays show Ephron at her very best.

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The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

Random House - She plumbs the commotion deep within and takes the measure of her have-it-all generation. The atlantic“cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. This book is haunting; it is smart and engaging. And of how to begin again. She would be a professional explorer—“the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.

Levy moved to manhattan to pursue her dream, and spent years of adventure, traveling all over the world writing stories about unconventional heroines, following their fearless examples in her own life. It was so engrossing that I read it in a day. The new york times book review “levy’s wise and poignant memoir is the voice of a new generation of women, full of grit, pathos, truth, and inspiration.

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir - . Reading her deep little book is inspiring. San francisco book review“Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity. Praise for the rules do not apply“unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, loss, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.

Cheryl strayed“every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. In telling her story, of the shifting forces in American culture, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of what has changed and what has remained. New york times bestseller •  “this year’s must-read memoir” w magazine about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, too forceful, ariel levy was told that she was too fervent, and love NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Vogue • Time • Esquire • Entertainment Weekly • The Guardian • Harper’s Bazaar • Library Journal • NPR  All her life, meaning, too much.

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Penguin Books - She spent the next eighteen months there, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees’ inner circle of friends. Nelle shared her love of history, and the Southern way of life with Mills, literature, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced.

It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a great friendship. In 2004, with the lees’ blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record.

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee - As the sisters decided to let mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story—and the South—right. It is a testament to the great intelligence, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, sharp wit, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know nelle harper lee, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, to be part of the Lees’ life in Alabama, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.

From the Hardcover edition. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of monroeville, Alice, Alabama, for decades, has lived with her sister, known to her friends as Nelle, where Harper Lee, trying and failing to get an interview with the author.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dey Street Books - As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah. New york times bestsellerfeatured in the forthcoming documentary, RBG“The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life.

Notorious rbg may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. That i responded so personally to it is a testimony to its storytelling and panache. Jennifer senior, new york timessupreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, and illustrations, rare archival photos and documents, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides.

. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, and clerks, close friends, colleagues, as well an interview with the Justice herself.

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A Man Without a Country

The Dial Press - . In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism. Studs Terkel. Reading a man without a country is like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend. The new york times book review “filled with Vonnegut’s usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.

Chicago tribune “Fans will linger on every word. Whimsically illustrated by the author, tender, A Man Without a Country is intimate, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions. Praise for a man without a Country“This may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir. Los angeles times“like that of his literary ancestor Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut’s crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted.

A Man Without a Country - This is what he is like in person. Usa today in a volume that is penetrating, politics, sex, introspective, incisive, art, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, and laugh-out-loud funny, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in america, to his life as an artist, to his formative war experiences, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself.

New york times bestseller • “for all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations.

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