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review My Life on the Road Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Gloria Steinem æ 3 review summary My Life on the Road Gloria Steinem writer activist organizer and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world now tells a story she has never told before a candid account of how. There are so many good stories in this book This memoir focuses on Steinem s travels around the world and her political and activist experiences in the United States When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years I always say Because I travel For than four decades I ve spent at least half my time on the road I ve never tried to write about this way of life not even when I was reporting on people and events along the way It just seemed to have no category I wasn t on a Kerouac road trip or rebelling before settling down or even traveling for one cause At first I was a journalist following stories then a sometime worker in political campaigns and movements and most consistently an itinerant feminist organizer I became a person whose friends and hopes were as spread out as my life It just felt natural that the one common element in that life was the roadSteinem has had a fascinating life and I was very engaged with her writing Her experiences around the world usually involved talking with groups of women hearing their tales and troubles and seeing how the situation could be improved I loved her stories about her travels in India her activism on college campuses and her role in various political campaigns I was also surprised to learn that she dreads public speaking despite it being a regular part of her commitments This is a hard book to summarize but I mean that in a good way It s almost as if Steinem didn t want her book lumped into a category in the same way she doesn t want women stereotyped and held back because of genderI listened to this on audio read by Debra Winger which was a delight Highly recommendedFavorite uotesWhat we re told about this country is way too limited by generalities sound bites and even the supposedly enlightened idea that there are two sides to every uestion In fact many uestions have three or seven or a dozen sides Sometimes I think the only real division into two is between people who divide everything into two and those who don tThe first reason for this book is to share the most important longest running yet least visible part of my life My second purpose is to encourage you to spend some time on the road too By that I mean traveling or even living for a few days where you are in an on the road state of mind not seeking out the familiar but staying open to whatever comes along It can begin the moment you leave your doorIt was the first time I witnessed the ancient and modern magic of groups in which anyone may speak in turn everyone must listen and consensus is important than time I had no idea that such talking circles had been a common form of governance for most of human history from the Kwei and San in southern Africa the ancestors of us all to the First Nations on my own continent where layers of such circles turned into the Irouois Confederacy the oldest continuous democracy in the world Talking circles once existed in Europe too before floods famines and patriarchal rule replaced them with hierarchy priests and kings I didn t even know as we sat in Ramnad that a wave of talking circles and testifying was going on in black churches of my own country and igniting the civil rights movement I certainly didn t guess that a decade later I would see consciousness raising groups women s talking circles giving birth to the feminist movement All I knew was that some deep part of me was being nourished and transformed right along with the villagers

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review My Life on the Road Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Gloria Steinem æ 3 review summary My Life on the Road Her early years led her to live an on the road kind of life traveling listening to people learning and creating change She reveals the story of her own growth i. Editor Ms Steinem we think it s time you wrote another bookGloria Steinem Hmm It s all been fairly extensively mined Oh but I do have a couple of good stories about taxi ridesEditor That sounds good Maybe we could devote a chapter to taxi storiesGloria Steinem And I met an interesting woman on a plane onceEditor Ok it sounds like grouping it around a travelling theme might pull it all together nicelyGloria Steinem Can I write about my Dad too Editor That sounds good Anything else you d like to cover Hillary Clinton is very topicalGloria Steinem I d like to talk about all the campaigning I ve ever done and I can write about Hillary as part of that Oh and I want to write about Native Americans as well I ve got some stories that I ve been drafting over the last 10 years or so I don t think people realise what an amazing culture they have or that the US Constitution is based on the Irouois ConfederacyEditor Okdoesn t uite fit with the travelling theme but maybe we can put that all in the second half and people won t notice They always love what you write you know that It ll be terrific The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here road kind of life traveling listening to people learning and creating change She The Homelanders The Homelanders #1 4 reveals the story of her own growth i. Editor Ms Steinem we think it s time you wrote another bookGloria Steinem Hmm It s all been fairly extensively mined Oh but I do have a couple of good stories about taxi Lila and Alex short story Lila #21 ridesEditor That sounds good Maybe we could devote a chapter to taxi storiesGloria Steinem And I met an interesting woman on a plane onceEditor Ok it sounds like grouping it around a travelling theme might pull it all together nicelyGloria Steinem Can I write about my Dad too Editor That sounds good Anything else you d like to cover Hillary Clinton is very topicalGloria Steinem I d like to talk about all the campaigning I ve ever done and I can write about Hillary as part of that Oh and I want to write about Native Americans as well I ve got some stories that I ve been drafting over the last 10 years or so I don t think people Burning Attraction realise what an amazing culture they have or that the US Constitution is based on the Irouois ConfederacyEditor Okdoesn t uite fit with the travelling theme but maybe we can put that all in the second half and people won t notice They always love what you write you know that It ll be terrific

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review My Life on the Road Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Gloria Steinem æ 3 review summary My Life on the Road N tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for euality This is the story at the heart of My Life on the RoadIncludes an introduction read by Gloria Steinem. I want to be Gloria Steinem when I grow upI went to a women s college for my undergraduate degree and while I have a lot of complaints about the particular experience I had one thing I appreciated was the communal existence I didn t live in a dorm but it didn t matter the classes were small there was relatively open communication between the students and the professors you could basically just walk into any professor s office and take a seat and chat for a while The classes for the most part had a conversational tone to them which means sometimes you learned without realizing you were learning There s a magic in thatSince I graduated I haven t had uite the same experience in any other part of my life where groups of women get together and talk about their lives or their beliefs or how they feel just walking down the street I work primarily with women and yet we don t have those conversations No one really talks about what it s like to be a woman besides the coworker who recently is trying to get us all to buy these cami things from her friend s business because they re comfortable than bras or something and yet the environment is so very much female We ve all had very different experiences in life and yet no one really talks about it about the one thing that we all have in common in spite of our differences the fact that we are womenReading Gloria Steinem s book made me miss that sense of community She talked about things I always want to discuss with people but others don t always want to have those talks and still there s often this overriding This is how it is tone to those discussions that might come upAt 81 years of age Steinem is still uite the firecracker I ve always especially appreciated her because she s a relatively uiet source of strength She may not always have been the most verbal she gets anxious in public speaking situations and yet she says so much that I either already agree with or hadn t uite thought out myself yet or didn t realize I already agreed withIn this book she talks about her life on the road She grew up in a nomadic environment and for so long on the road was home for her Her way of rebelling against that was wanting to one day own a home and have a stable place to land but she found herself just as much on the road as an adult as she had been as a child She felt comfortable there without even realizing it and the existence works for her She spent time trying to reconcile that in her mind where is home what is home how can one feel at home without actually being a traditional home I love the way she discusses the various ways one can be on the road whether traveling to other countries within one s own country or just within one s own town She is a non driver as am I and says that adventure begins the moment you leave your doorI adore thatShe writes in a conversational anecdotal tone that is very engaging and enjoyable to read She is the friend everyone wishes they have She s down to earth but has this wealth of experience from a lifetime of traveling and learning and sharing those experiences with other like minded people It makes me want to find that in my world now than ever in a way that I didn t even uite realize I was missing since graduation until just recently partly in thanks to Ms SteinemSo yeah I do want to be Gloria Steinem when I grow up The good news is she made me feel like I already am

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  • 04 March 2019
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