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I once sat on Gloria Steinem’s floor (more specifically, on one of her floor pillows). I won’t tell you the circumstances under which this happened because I have been sworn to secrecy, but rest assured: Her apartment is everything you’d imagine it to be. The walls are lined with books, many of them memoirs of those luminaries she calls friends.

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But enough small talk. Stop everything else you’re doing. We need to chat about Steinem’s forthcoming book, My Life on the Road, the first she’s published in two decades. My Life, which drops October 27th (mark those calendars!), is going to tell you all about befriending those iconic heroes, the unlikely lessons they taught her, and the travels Steinem had along the way.

We're panting with excitement. Can you hear it?

In celebration of this delightful piece of news, let’s reflect on some of Steinem’s earlier books ­– nearly all of them landmark works in their own right. There’s her biography of Marilyn Monroe (aka Norma Jean). 

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Then there's “Moving Beyond Words,” her insightful collection of personal essays and the quintessential feminist manifesto that is “Revolution from Within." 

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And of course, her tome on activism “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions” in which she notably discussed the enlightening experience that was working as a Playboy bunny. And don’t forget all the issues of Ms. Magazine she’s overseen. The woman is a publishing mogul, in addition to a historic activist/all-around fabulous lady.

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 Needless to say, this new release stands to be another instant favorite. So, really, why not pre-order?