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Books by Gloria

photo collage of books by feminist, author and activist Gloria Steinem

 

Cover of The Beach Book by Gloria Steinem The inside flap of The Beach Book was covered in foil so that the reader could tan his or herself! This was one of Gloria's earliest books and sprang directly from the addiction to travel she still has.
Cover of the book Outrageous Acts and Everday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem Outrageous Acts and Everday Rebellions was the first published collection of Gloria's essays. Given that she was writing on sexual harrasment, genital mutilation, unequal pay for equal work, and other humiliating inequities facing women, she often says that she wishes it hadn't still been relevant enough for a second edition. But there are also pieces and outcomes she's glad could survive: a profile of Jacqueline Onasis that gives her the depth she deserves or recounting the 1977 National Women's Conference that still hasn't been matched. Click to buy Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions!
Cover of the book Marilyn: Norma Jeane by Gloria Steinem Marilyn: Norma Jeane is about Gloria's experiences as an activist as much as any of her other books: she wrote it to fundraise and help Ms. get out of debt. It features gorgeous full color photos. The portrait illuminates as much or more than the photos do, since there is so much more below the surface of Norma Jean.

 

Cover of the book Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem Touring with Revolution from Within was an amazing experience for Gloria. Even though it was written more than fifteen years ago, people continue to write to her about their experiences battling low self-esteem. They often describe how self-esteem is related to larger issues around them that feel out of control. Knowing that it has ensured some that they are not crazy and that the system is crazy is exactly what the book was meant to accomplish. Click to buy: Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem
Cover of the book Moving Beyond Words by Gloria Steinem As Gloria describes in the preface of Moving Beyond Words, this is a unique genre: add water to any of its six parts and it would become a book. It is made of seeds drawn from other short pieces that grew into bigger stories. Click to buy Moving Beyond Words!

Cover of the book Doing Sixty by Gloria Steinem Elders Academy Press republished this updated version of "Doing Sixty" shortly after Gloria turned seventy. Gloria was inspired to publish Doing Sixty & Seventy in the larger format because of all the women who have come forth with descriptions of age oppression in their own lives. Despite the ageism they confront, and indeed perhaps because of it, women become more radical as we age.

Co-edited by Gloria:

The editing of this The Reader's Companion was shared with the courageous and generous Wilma Mankiller, Wendy Mink, Marysa Navarro, and Barbara Smith. Painfully remembering the days before remedial histories such as "Women's History" or "African American History," Gloria had been hoping to find ways of getting Women's History out of the classroom and into every day life. The diverse collection includes 400 short essays from more than 300 contributors.

 

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Cover of the book Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem Carolyn Heilbrun was a dear friend and beloved, iconic scholar.
Having Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem is a true gift from her.
Cover of the book Inside Ms: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement  Mary Thom, an early contributing editor and lifeline of Ms. writes the biography of a magazine that surpassed all of our expectations.  Inside Ms: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement profiles other editors who continue to change the face of journalism, tracks the development and disasters of Ms., and traces bigger questions about Ms.' involvement in the longest revolution.