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My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641201314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Sie ist klug, elegant und charmant. Eine Kämpferin mit Leidenschaft und Stil. Ein Vorbild für Frauen seit fünf Jahrzehnten. Hillary Clinton verehrt sie genauso wie die Schauspielerin Emma Watson. Lange vor Facebook-Chefin Sheryl Sandberg hat Gloria Steinem Frauen den Glauben an sich selbst gegeben. Sie hat provoziert, Mut gemacht und alte Rollenbilder über den Haufen geworfen. Auch heute noch, mit über achtzig Jahren, ist Gloria Steinem ein Star, der Frauen jeder Generation begeistert. In MY LIFE ON THE ROAD erzählt Steinem von einem rastlosen Leben, ausgefüllt mit Reisen und unvergesslichen Begegnungen. Schon als Kind, als Tochter eines durch die Lande tingelnden Antiquitätenhändlers aus Toledo, Ohio, war ihr eines klar geworden: Man braucht nicht unbedingt einen geografischen Anker im Leben, dafür aber ein klares Ziel vor Augen.

My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812988353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7485

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. magazine; from the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world. In prose that is revealing and rich, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other. Praise for My Life on the Road “This legendary feminist makes a compelling case for traveling as listening: a way of letting strangers’ stories flow, as she puts it, ‘out of our heads and into our hearts.’”—People “Like Steinem herself, [My Life on the Road] is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the quest for equity . . . Part of the appeal of My Life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and wonder she felt during so many of her journeys. . . . The lessons imparted in Life on the Road offer more than a reminiscence. They are a beacon of hope for the future.”—USA Today “A warmly companionable look back at nearly five decades as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to sit down with Ms. Steinem for a casual dinner, this disarmingly intimate book gives a pretty good idea, mixing hard-won pragmatic lessons with more inspirational insights.”—The New York Times “Steinem rocks. My Life on the Road abounds with fresh insights and is as populist as can be.”—The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

Der grosse Unterschied

gegen die Spaltung von Menschen in Männer und Frauen

Author: Alice Schwarzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

Page: 297

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On the Move

Mein Leben

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644040818

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 7103

Oliver Sacks war der berühmteste Neurologe der Welt. Mit seinen Fallgeschichten hat er uns einen neuen Blick auf Krankheiten und Abweichungen gelehrt: Was bei einem Patienten auf den ersten Blick als Störung erscheint, ermöglicht oft besondere Fähigkeiten der Wahrnehmung. Mit diesem Buch hat Sacks eine von fesselnder Energie getriebene Autobiographie vorgelegt. Ehrlich und anrührend beschreibt er die wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebens – das enge Großbritannien der Nachkriegszeit, das anarchische Kalifornien der frühen Sechziger, schließlich das ewig pulsierende New York. Ob er in der Forschung tätig ist oder in der klinischen Praxis, konstant bleiben die Begeisterung für die Arbeit mit den Patienten und das Schreiben darüber. Gerühmt für seine feinsinnigen Fallgeschichten, analysiert Sacks hier seinen eigenen Fall: Er erzählt von erfüllter und unerfüllter Liebe, der Beziehung zu seiner jüdischen Medizinerfamilie, zeitweiliger Drogensucht und exzessivem Bodybuilding und von unbändigen Glücksgefühlen auf den Road Trips durch die Weiten Nordamerikas. Die Lebensbilanz eines außergewöhnlichen Mediziners – und das Meisterwerk eines großartigen Erzählers.

Roadie

My Life On The Road With Coldplay

Author: Matt McGinn

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232181

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 4238

He's been part of the Coldplay family since day one, we love him.' COLDPLAY 'A funny, honest, absorbing account from an unseen member of the World's biggest band.' SIMON PEGG Longtime Coldplay roadie Matt has taken almost every step with the band over a decade of world tours and 40 million (and counting) record sales. In this, his first book, he reveals what life is like behind the scenes at the pinnacle of rock 'n' roll touring. As Coldplay move from club gigs to arenas and stadiums worldwide, Matt goes with them; faking it as a band member on US chat shows, flirting with Kylie, saving a life on a French motorway and even pitching in with the odd guitar riff in the studio. Roadie provides the definitive glimpse of backstage life. Tales of hurricanes and heatwaves, helicopter chases and private jets, plectrum hunters and projectiles all come together as Matt explains in his unique way - and regardless of the mountain (and gear) to move - that the show must always, always go on.

My Life on the Run

The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon

Author: Bart Yasso,Kathleen Parrish

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605294985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 5525

With My Life on the Run, Bart Yasso--an icon of one of the most enduringly popular recreational sports in the United States--offers a touching and humorous memoir about the rewards and challenges of running. Recounting his adventures in locales like Antarctica, Africa, and Chitwan National Park in Nepal (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best marathons on foreign terrain and tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half marathon, and marathon training schedules, as well as advice on how to become a runner for life, ever-ready to draw joy from the sport and embrace the adventure that each race may offer

My life on the road

an autobiography

Author: Nan Joyce,Anna Farmar

Publisher: A & A Farmar

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

View: 546

Home Before Daylight

My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

Author: Steve Parish,Joe Layden

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979214

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 7888

The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history. Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians. But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.

My Life on the Road

The Journey Continues

Author: Faith Nomathemba (Tete) Msomi,Nomathemba Msomi

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434969827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 7439

My Life on the Road: The Journey Continues by Ms. Faith Nomathemba (Tete) Msomi MY LIFE ON THE ROAD - The Journey Continues shares the story of Nomathemba Msomi's journey from South Africa to the United States as she longed to join a Work Away program and see the East Coast. We follow Msomi from Boca Raton, Florida, to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as she details the trials and tribulations surrounding resort work for international employees. Msomi highlights the racial tensions of South Africa and offers an insider's view of harsh working conditions that can exist for hospitality workers worldwide. About the Author Ms. Faith Nomathemba (Tete) Msomi was born in Lamontville, near Durban, South Africa. After losing her parents at an early age and growing up under the care of her sister and uncle, she set her sights on a culinary education and a life working abroad. Relying on her strong faith in God, Msomi saw her dreams come true as she traveled around the world to work in the hospitality industry. She remains in the United States, working in Florida, viewing every day and every adventure as a learning opportunity.

Nirvana - A Tour Diary: My Life on the Road with One of the Greatest Bands of All Time

Author: Andy Bollen

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782196145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 7137

When Nirvana first exploded onto the music scene in 1991 with the anthemic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', few people could've predicted their subsequent global impact. No one knew then that Nevermind would become one of the seminal albums of the decade, selling over 30 million copies worldwide and spearheading a whole new 'grunge' movement. In so doing, the band's lead singer Kurt Cobain was transformed into one of music's most enduring and iconic figures.As drummer for the British group Captain America - one of the two support bands on Nirvana's Nevermind UK tour - Andy Bollen had a ringside seat at the exact moment that Nirvana went massive. Afforded the sort of access a journalist could only dream of, Andy Bollen wrote up his own personal diary in Nirvana's dressing room. Here, he spoke candidly to Cobain: from his fears of losing original fans to his love of the Bay City Rollers. He saw firsthand how Nirvana worked, the relationships that made them tick and the dynamic that made them one of the great bands.Nirvana - A Tour Diary is a warm, affectionate, funny and, at times, brutally honest account, written by a guy on the periphery, waiting in the wings, a mixture of Woody Allen's Zelig and Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous. Drawing on diaries kept at the time, the book brings to life a pivotal moment in rock history making it a must-read for the many millions of Nirvana fans and lovers of iconic rock stories everywhere. If you ever wanted to know what it was like to be there, backstage, at the start of the Nirvana phenomenon, then read on ...

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Mein Leben mit den Ramones

Author: Marky Ramone,Rich Herschlag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940822062

Category:

Page: 336

View: 8738

Gregs Tagebuch 9 - Böse Falle!

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838759885

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

View: 378

Wenn jemand eine Reise tut, so kann er was erzählen. Und wenn dieser Jemand Greg Heffley heißt, ist das Chaos vorprogrammiert. Dann gibt es jede Menge zu erzählen. Denn nicht nur Greg ist unterwegs, sondern die gesamte Familie Heffley. Auf einem Roadtrip der besonderen Art. Waren alle auf Toilette? Haben wir niemanden vergessen? Alles klar. Dann schnallt euch an und seid gespannt auf eine wilde Fahrt quer durch die USA, bei der kein Auge trocken bleibt.

Die Straße

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644050511

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9841

Die Welt nach dem Ende der Welt Ein Mann und ein Kind schleppen sich durch ein verbranntes Amerika. Nichts bewegt sich in der zerstörten Landschaft, nur die Asche schwebt im Wind. Es ist eiskalt, der Schnee schimmert grau. Sie haben kaum etwas bei sich: ihre Kleider am Leib, einen Einkaufswagen mit der nötigsten Habe und einen Revolver mit zwei Schuss Munition. Ihr Ziel ist die Küste, obwohl sie nicht wissen, was sie dort erwartet. Die Geschichte der beiden ist eine düstere Parabel auf das Leben, und sie erzählt von der herzzerreißenden Liebe eines Vaters zu seinem Sohn.

Blattgeflüster

Die wunderbare Welt der Pflanzen. Aus dem Leben einer leidenschaftlichen Forscherin

Author: Hope Jahren

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114381

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 4615

Eine hinreißende Geschichte über Pflanzen, Liebe und die Wissenschaft Hope Jahren hat das, wovon viele Menschen träumen: einen Beruf, der ihr Herz und ihr Leben erfüllt. Seit sie denken kann, ist die Geo-Biologin fasziniert von der Natur – von Pflanzen, Bäumen, Blättern, Samenkörnern und den unglaublichen Geschichten, die sie uns erzählen, sogar noch in fossiler Form. Wie ist es beispielsweise möglich, dass ein Kirschkern hundert Jahre lang geduldig warten kann, bis er sich auf einmal dazu entscheidet zu keimen? Hope Jahrens Werdegang von der kindlichen Forscherin zur angesehenen Wissenschaftlerin, die sich trotz zahlreicher Hindernisse in einer Männerwelt behauptet, ist eine inspirierende und mitreißende Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Durchhaltevermögen und ewiger Neugierde. Ein wunderbares Gleichnis über die Kraft der Natur und die Freude des Entdeckens, das einen ganz neuen Blick auf die Pflanzenwelt eröffnet. Seite für Seite. Blatt für Blatt. Für die New York Times ist Hope Jahrens »Blattgeflüster« eines der 100 besten Bücher des Jahres 2016.

Der Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641024803

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6990

Amerika in den frühen Sechzigerjahren: LSD-Experimente, San Francisco, Blumenkinder. Und eine Busreise, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben hat und nie mehr geben wird. 1968 beschrieb Tom Wolfe die Reise von Ken Kesey und seinen „Merry Pranksters“ in seinem legendären Klassiker. Ein Buch, welches längst als Neues Testament der Hipster-Mythologie gilt.

Das lange Lied eines Lebens

Roman

Author: Andrea Levy

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641045525

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 649

Vom Kampf einer Frau um Freiheit – mit Leichtigkeit und Leidenschaft erzählt Jamaika, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sie war einst Haussklavin auf der Zuckerplantage Amity und hat bewegte Zeiten hinter sich. Nun, viele Jahre nachdem sich ihre Brüder und Schwestern die Freiheit mit Blut erkauften, drängt es die inzwischen betagte Miss July ihrem Sohn, einem angesehenen Verleger, die Geschichte ihres Lebens zu offenbaren – und ihm zu erklären, warum sie gezwungen war, ihn als Säugling auf den Stufen einer Pfarrei auszusetzen. So beginnt sie mit großer Lust am Fabulieren von jener Zeit zu erzählen, als sie die rechte Hand der Missus auf der Plantage war. Bis der junge Goodwin seine Arbeit als Aufseher aufnahm und für July ein Leben unter anderen Vorzeichen anfing. Die unvergessliche Geschichte einer Emanzipation und zugleich ein erschütternder Bericht über die letzten Tage der Sklaverei, dargeboten von einer Ich-Erzählerin, die uns aufschreien lässt gegen die Unmenschlichkeit, die uns aber immer auch mit ihrem Lachen versöhnt. Denn sie führt uns vor Augen, welche Kräfte der Glaube an Veränderung wecken kann, welche Kraft die Freiheit birgt.

My Life on the Navajo

Author: Irwin M. Jarett, PhD, CPA

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491817674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

View: 4099

This book is a history of My Life on the Navajo. I was assigned to travel to the Navajo Nation at Window Rock Arizona to help a group of seven Professors create an Indian school of medicine. After that I came to the Navajo for a week each month for the next eight years. I helped the Controller, Dino, with their accounting and their silver business. We became good friends and had a number of great experiences. I made other friends on the Navajo including the first Miss Navajo, Beulah Allen, who taught me about the Navajo life and how the Mountains came together at night. I also found the lost city of Lukichuki, which is now one of the busiest sites on the reservation. What a great experience.

My Life As a Professional Seat Cover

A Memoir of Life on the Road

Author: Suzanne Marsh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475933320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 5221

My Life as a Professional Seat Cover is a memoir written to help bridge the gap between truckers and the general motoring public. It is not that truck drivers are misunderstood; it is the misconceptions that the general motoring public has about the trucking industry. Just because trucks are larger and have more brakes does not mean that they can stop quickly especially when trucks are loaded almost to the gross weight of 80,000 pounds. The issues confronting truckers today from the changes in the Hours of Service, to the point system instituted by the FMCSA, to HR763 which if passed will affect the entire motoring public. How will all these changes directly or indirectly affect consumers, the economy and the general public. Earl and Sue Marsh have three daughters, eleven grand children and one great grandson. When they are not on the road trucking they are at home in Temple, Texas.

My Personal Journey on the Road of Life

Author: Brandon L. Boswell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595428053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 2410

My Personal Journey on the Road of Life is a collection of true short stories about the life of Brandon L. Boswell, a legally blind young man growing up in eastern North Carolina. By sharing his experiences, Brandon wants to encourage readers to trust in God at all times, look for the humor faced in their everyday lives, and follow their dreams despite any disabilities that may set them back.

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