Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem
A Book of Self-Esteem

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“Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters.” —Gloria Steinem
When trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart,” Gloria Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would. None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming herself as well as others. The result of her external plus internal reflection is this bestselling and truly transforming book: part collection of personal stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration. Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. Revolution from Within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second.

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Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group ( Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, and Pacifica Radio, and was recognized by "Fast Company "magazine as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of the activist web-portal Kasten has worked with slavery survivors in India and Sudan, and helped organize a nationwide advocacy campaign to stop genocide in Sudan. Gloria Steinem is best known for her outspoken advocacy on behalf of women.
Published May 15, 2012 by Open Road Media. 421 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In the wake of such feminist calls-to-arms as Susan Faludi's Backlash (p. 1133), Paula Kamen's Feminist Fatale (p. 1137), and Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth (p. 389), Steinem's inwardly turned examination of how men and women sabotage themselves by suppressing the ``child within'' appears decidedly...

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If Thomas had not gone to Washington, he wouldn’t have risen to power by being appointed to lead the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and he wouldn’t have been nominated to serve on the Supreme Court (the first President Bush appointed Thomas to the EEOC and nominated him to serve on the ...

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Gloria Steinem's Revolutions From Within: A Book of Self-Esteem is a combination memoir, self-help manual, and cultural critique.

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