In doing sixty & seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. 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.
Doing Sixty & Seventy #ad - Gloria steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades. 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, wit, intelligence, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.
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.
Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-EsteemOpen Road Media #ad - 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 addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second. 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.
Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem #ad - Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. New york times bestseller: “the book that could bring the human race a little closer to rescuing itself” Naomi Wolf.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday RebellionsOpen Road Media #ad - This new york times–bestselling feminist classic remains as fresh and relevant in our current climate as when it was first published. 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. Steinem understands that the political is always personal, and vice versa, and so her writings range from the polemical—“Erotica vs.
In many of the pieces that follow, exploit, exclude, Steinem challenges the practices and preconceptions that marginalize, and victimize women. 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 #ad - 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, and this collection is both a testament to her legacy in the fight for equality and an entertaining, Steinem has truly earned the right to be called a feminist pioneer, 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.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and RebellionRandom House #ad - Women are liked better when they lose. This is how the patriarchy is enforced every day. And activism “Revolutions, like trees, grow from the bottom up. This is the definitive collection of Steinem’s words on what matters most. A beautifully illustrated collection of gloria steinem’s most inspirational and outrageous quotes, resolute perspective, with an introduction and essays by the feminist activist herself“A fearless book full of passion, and unbiased hope for the future.
Janelle monáe for decades—and especially now, humor, in these times of crisis—people around the world have found guidance, and unity in Gloria Steinem’s gift for creating quotes that offer hope and inspire action. The truth will set you free, but First It Will Piss You Off! is both timeless and timely.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion #ad - In fact, at the end of the book, there’s a special space for readers to add their own quotes and others they’ve found inspiring. Steinem sees quotes as “the poetry of everyday life, including bell hooks, in this book that will make you want to laugh, and Michelle Obama, march, Flo Kennedy, ” so she also has included a few favorites from friends, and create some quotes of your own.
Too few are trying to be the right person. To the patriarchy “Men are liked better when they win. Covering topics from relationships “Many are looking for the right person.
Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of GenderOpen Road Media #ad - With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be. Essays from the new york times–bestselling author, a “woman who has told the truth about her life and ours” Los Angeles Times.
And in some of the most moving pieces, woman, Steinem reveals something of her own complicated history as a writer, and citizen of the world. In the first of six sections, steinem imagines how our understanding of human psychology would be different in a witty reversal: What if Freud had been a woman who inflicted biological inferiority on men think “womb envy”? In other essays, the author presents positive examples of people who turn stereotypes on their heads, from a female bodybuilder to Mahatma Gandhi, whose followers absorbed his wisdom that change starts at the bottom.
We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of DarknessThe New Press #ad - Drawing equally on walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. A “stunningly insightful” essay collection from the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple Publishers Weekly.
Walker’s clear vision and calm meditative voice offer “wise thoughts for a troubled world” and strike a deep chord among a large and devoted readership The Dallas Morning News. We are the ones we have been waiting for takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.
We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness #ad - From the prolific writer, comes a compilation of writing and speeches on advocacy, struggle, and activist Alice Walker, poet, and hope. A thoughtful and reflective look at life and the search for meaning” —Booklist. Is walker the cultural pioneer back on top form” The Guardian. A new york times–bestselling “collection of righteous speeches and essays .
My Life on the RoadRandom House #ad - And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of caution and into action, out of our heads and into our hearts.
In prose that is revealing and rich, what we do, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, 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.
My Life on the Road #ad - People“like steinem herself, My Life on the Road is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her. O: the oprah magazine “A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the quest for equity.
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to sit down with Ms. Part of the appeal of my life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and wonder she felt during so many of her journeys.
Marilyn: Norma JeaneOpen Road Media #ad - Her compelling text draws on a long, private interview Monroe gave to photographer George Barris, part of an intended joint project begun during Monroe’s last summer. Few books have altered the perception of a celebrity as much as Marilyn. Steinem’s marilyn also includes Barris’s extraordinary portraits of Monroe, taken just weeks before the star’s death.
Steinem evocatively recreates that world, connecting it to the fragile adult persona of Marilyn Monroe. This national bestselling biography is the insightful and uniquely sensitive account of the iconic 1950s sex symbol from the feminist author and activist. Gloria steinem reveals that behind the familiar sex symbol lay a tortured spirit with powerful charisma, intelligence, and complexity.
Marilyn: Norma Jeane #ad - The book delves into a topic many other writers have ignored—that of Norma Jeane, the young girl who grew up with an unstable mother, constant shuffling between foster homes, and abuse.
The Moral Basis of DemocracyOpen Road Media #ad - Carol howard merritt, an introduction by Roosevelt historian Allida Black, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Eleanor Roosevelt including images from the author’s estate. Roosevelt takes an inspiring stance in defense of democracy, progress, and morality; the wisdom imparted here is timeless, and a must-read for every American.
. The issues first addressed in this 1940 essay—namely financial inequality and racial discrimination—are sadly still relevant today, as bigotry continues to undermine our national unity. Roosevelt then calls on all americans, especially the youth, to prioritize the well-being of others and have faith that their fellow citizens will protect them in return.
The Moral Basis of Democracy #ad - Roosevelt advances an optimistic model for the democracy of the future, and although we’ve taken some steps in the direction of her vision, it’s still a long way from reality. Her first publication as first lady, The Moral Basis of Democracy is an honest and heartfelt call for all Americans to choose love and faith over hatred and fear.
With the threat of the third reich looming, Eleanor Roosevelt employs the history of human rights to establish the idea that at the core of democracy is a spiritual responsibility to other citizens. She defines this trust between people as a trait of true democracy. A wartime manifesto on the moral obligations of democratic citizens from the most influential first lady in American history.
This edition features a foreword by Rev.
At Eighty-Two: A JournalOpen Road Media #ad - In this poignant and fearless account, Sarton chronicles the struggles of life at eighty-two. The new york times–bestselling author of At Seventy returns with a memoir about advancing age, including her experience with a series of strokes. As she becomes more and more aware of “what holds life together in a workable whole, ” she takes solace in flowers and chocolate and reading letters from devoted fans.
She creates poetry out of everyday existence, whether bemoaning a lack of recognition by the literary establishment or the devastation wrought by a series of strokes. This journal takes us into the heart and mind of an extraordinary artist and woman, and is a must-read for Sarton devotees and anyone facing the reality of growing older.
At Eighty-Two: A Journal #ad - This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton. She juxtaposes the quotidian details of life—battling a leaky roof, devoted friends, the joy of buying a new mattress—with lyrical musings about work, celebrity, sharing an afternoon nap with her cat, and the limitations wrought by the frailties of age.
Incapacitated by illness, Sarton relies on friends for the little things she always took for granted.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a FaithThe New Press #ad - Here a wide range of people address the unknowable culmination of our lives, the possibilities of an afterlife, and their impact on the way we live, with memorable grace and poignancy. Included in this remarkable treasury are terkel’s interviews with such famed figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Ira Glass as well as with ordinary people, from policemen and firefighters to emergency health workers and nurses, who confront death in their everyday lives.
A work of insight, wisdom, and freshness. The seattle Times. Extraordinary . . . Whether a hiroshima survivor, a death-row parolee, or a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees offer tremendous eloquence as they deal with a topic many are reluctant to discuss openly and freely. Only terkel, whom cornel west called “an American treasure, ” could have elicited such honesty from people reflecting on the lives they have led and what lies before them still.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith #ad - The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you. The new york times in this book, the pulitzer prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the New York Times bestseller Working, turns to the ultimate human experience: death.