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My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

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In her thoughtful, heartfelt autobiography, American feminist leader Gloria Steinem recalls a life of travelling, personal growth, and political activism.

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My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

by Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem is an American writer, political activist, and one of the most influential women of the feminist movement. Steinem is best known for her leading role in the 1970s campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment, and also for co-founding America's first liberal feminist magazine, Ms.

Steinem's writing has influenced generations of women across the globe, while her extraordinary life has inspired countless books, films, and TV shows in recent years. The feminist icon's autobiography was the baseline for Julie Taymor's 2020 film The Glorias.

My Life on the Road is Steinem's personal reflection on a specific part of her journey as an activist and social rights campaigner, one spent traveling across the U.S. listening to the real-life stories of American citizens.

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One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.

- Gloria Steinem

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