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Steinem is a feminist icon, journalist, activist, lecturer, campaigner and spokeswoman for the American feminist movement.  In this inspiring book, she shares stories from her life, starting with her itinerant childhood and exploring  how the experience of moving around America with her parents affected her outlook on life.  The book is full of interesting anecdotes, including an early trip to India where she first experienced talking circles and how this model of respect and listening in small groups reappeared throughout her life. Her recollections are wide-ranging: prophetic conversations with taxi drivers, the shocking misogyny that air stewardesses faced in the 1960s and 70s, and her friendships and fights for the Native American community. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama in 2013.  Steinem has remained authentic and true to her values throughout, a truly driven woman.

 

This book was recommended by Laura Houliston

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