Butte College, along with CSU Chico and Butte County Libraries, the City of Chico and many others have adopted My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem as the book in common for the 2016-2017 school year.
Campus events are scheduled throughout the year to discuss this story and the book’s principal themes. Faculty members are encouraged to integrate the book into their class reading assignments and discussions. The book becomes a touchstone and a common experience to start conversations and engage in intellectual reflection.
To purchase a book, visit the Butte College Bookstore or order on-line. The bookstore offers the book at a 25% discount. Books are also available at the Butte College Library.
Enjoy the pleasure of reading a compelling story. Find a few other people who would like to read the book and set up a few dates to discuss it. Faculty members can even get flex credit through a staff development partnership for holding a book group discussion.
Gloria Steinem remains one of the leading voices of equality for women. At age 81, Steinem continues to inspire, using her memoir to reflect back on a career of activism and writing that now spans half a century. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, “My Life on the Road” is “illuminating and inspiring,” and “an invigoratingly candid memoir from a giant of women’s rights.” Author Anne Lamott calls Steinem “a deeply revolutionary woman” who “changed America in a fundamental way without being damaged by it or losing her joy,” and says that “My Life on the Road” is “soul material, human and political, funny and touching, deeply spiritual.”