Three New York Times–bestselling essay collections spanning the pioneering career of a legendary voice in the American feminist movement.
Gloria Steinem has been a fierce and unapologetic advocate for women around the globe. Her words and actions have inspired generations of women to think differently about themselves and their roles in society. These three essay collections bring together Steinem’s most enduring work.
Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: As powerful and thought-provoking as when it was first published in 1987, this collection spans Steinem’s early years as a writer, including the controversial article documenting her undercover stint as a Playboy Bunny and the hilarious satire “If Men Could Menstruate.”
Moving Beyond Words: In some of her most moving work, Steinem displays the full range of her intellectual agility and sly humor. In these rich and compelling essays, she challenges societal constructs of gender and race, freeing our understanding of wealth, strength, and aging from Freudianism and patriarchal thought.
Revolution from Within: Steinem shares her journey toward achieving the inward development she discovers to be the necessary complement to external political change.
An excellent introduction to one of the most important and influential figures of our era, this omnibus is a must-read for anyone interested in “the one woman who has told the truth about her life and ours” (Los Angeles Times).
“The book that could bring the human race a little closer to rescuing itself.” —Naomi Wolf on Revolution from Within
Praise for Gloria Steinem
“Gloria Steinem dared to look behind the bravely smiling face she presented to the world for many years to encounter a not-so-bravely smiling inner self.” —Alice Walker
“Ms. Steinem’s enduring contribution to the women’s movement has been her ability to popularize feminist issues to a wide and often wary audience.” —The New York Times
Gloria Steinem (b. 1934) is an American feminist, activist, writer, and editor who has shaped debates on gender, politics, and art since the 1960s. Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio. Cofounder of Ms. Magazine and a founding contributor of New York magazine, Steinem has also published numerous bestselling nonfiction titles. Through activism, lectures, constant traveling as an organizer, and appearances in the media over time, Steinem has worked to address inequalities based on sex, race, sexuality, class, and hierarchy. She lives in New York City.