My Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem (2015)
If you are not American, there is a fair chance that you don’t know who Gloria Steinem is. And even if you are American, you might not really know who she is. I heard about Steinem for the first time when I was at the Sundance Film Festival a few years ago when she was introducing a documentary.
I had no idea who she was, and it’s only after researching on the Internet that I realised the impact and importance she, among with many other women, had on helping women and minorities regain the space that was once theirs.
My Life on the Road is the first book I read from Steinem, and it covers a lifetime of traveling in the world but mostly in America, and learning from the ground.
I’ve enjoyed (understatement) reading Steinem’s journey, lessons, experiences, adventures, and I have felt something grow within in me, that I had forgotten: a sense that power lays within us, to make a change, by talking, exchanging, and getting to know each other.
Oh, that sounds cheesy, where is my feel-good-start-up story! I don’t have one for you here.
I know it’s a hard sell, because we want to read about people we think they can relate to, and somehow, everybody relates to Steve Jobs. But don’t exclude this book from your reading list because you’re not a woman, and/or not American.
My Life on the Road is a journey that goes beyond boxes and will take you places no billion dollar success stories will.
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