My Life on the RoadBook - 2015
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ChristchurchLib Jun 25, 2020
This fascinating and captivating autobiography from trailblazing writer and activist, Gloria Steinem, is ultimately an ode to the road. Steinem shares tales and experiences that have shaped her remarkable journey, and explores her individual search alongside a greater quest for social equality.
Valerie_L Jan 28, 2017
Given the current situation with Donald Trump in The White House, this is a timely read. We won't make much progress until we are all treated equally . It made me laugh. It made me cry. Most importantly is made me question how is it we have made so little progress.
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“If you want people to listen to you, you have to listen to them. If you hope people will change how they live, you have to know how they live. If you want people to see you, you have to sit down with them eye-to-eye.” - p. 37
“If you find yourself drawn to an event against all logic, go. The universe is telling you something.” - p. 42
“Remember: ‘For want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost, for want of a horseshoe, the horse was lost, for want of a horse, the battle was lost, for want of a battle, the war was lost.’ This parable should be the mantra of everyone who thinks her or his vote doesn’t count.” - pp. 174-5
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I really dug this book. The book is kind of like if Kerouac and Voltaire got together to write about a mid-20th century civil rights leader. It is engaging. The people Steinem meets are much more likable than any Kerouac character. The book is also just really quotable. I recommend it.
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