Gloria Steinem's Bookshelf

The illustrious author shares an inspiring bookshelf ahead of new play on her life

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels globally as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of gender and race caste systems, in non-violent conflict resolution, in the cultures of indigenous peoples and in organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. In 2016, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, this country’s highest civilian honor. Her most recent book is My Life on the Road. She lives in New York City.

Now in performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre, GLORIA: A LIFE weaves together events from Gloria’s 50 years in social and political activism. The first act is her story; the second is our own.

Gloria’s Bookshelf

Sex and World Peace by Valerie M. Hudson, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli and Chad F. Emmett

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Trauma and Recovery by Judith L. Herman.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age by Christine Lahti

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Dark Matter: New Poems by Robin Morgan

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism & the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy… by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom

The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise by Dorothy Dinnerstein

Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

The Women’s Atlas by Joni Seager

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

The Sacred Hoop by Paula Gunn Allen

American Like Me by America Ferrera

The Power of Rare by Victoria Jackson

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris

Writing a Woman’s Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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