My Life On The Road

Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812988353
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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.

A Life On The Road

Author: Charles Kuralt
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345484840
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The popular TV newsman and commentator chronicles his early days in the media, the rise of his career, and the richly diverse people he has encountered and the places he has been over the years.

The Campfire Chronicles

Author: Carl Fisher
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491784156
Size: 47.40 MB
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Through thirty-five years and one man’s stories from a life on the road, The Campfire Chronicles takes you into the world of a dedicated long-distance rider with all the perils, predicaments, humor, and revelations of a life lived out under the sky—on two wheels. Come out and ride the long roads toward new places and new people, and experience that revealing moment when you first understand that there is much more to the story than the images coming at your windshield. The real tale is what is going on behind your eyes and how you are transformed by the experience—when you finally understand that whatever objective you may reach, the road itself is still the reason you came. No matter where you thought you were going or when you started, this was always your destination. Your course was always set toward this moment in time. The road calls out to you—and you answer. Looking through the eyes of one man’s adventures during a lifetime on the road, you’ll discover that you are also riding to a special place within—a place of magic that you didn’t even know existed, where time goes away, and the road ahead becomes your only destination.

Life On The Road With The Master Wine Cellar Builder

Author: John Seitz
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456797654
Size: 49.68 MB
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This book is about all the adventures that I have experienced in my journey to places where most people do not get to go. This is not just about all the stars and celebrities and their wine cellars but is about people, monuments, things, and places along the roads of this great country of ours. Wine cellars are a thing of beauty and a place of refuge. They have become more and more popular over the years. Some of the nation wine enthusiasts, including stars and celebrities, have had them built in their homes and restaurants... I am the guy who built some of these wine cellars. I have been designing and constructing some of the most beautiful wine cellars in America for over 15 years. Today, I am considered by most, to be The Master Wine Cellar Builder in the U.S. My past clients consist of quite an A-List. Regis Philbin to Rusty Wallace to CEO’s of major corporations, and restaurant chains like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses. My way of doing things is not the ordinary way. Many years ago I packed up my entire business and converted the “basement” of an my RV into a rolling workshop, and hit the road. My company, The Magnum Company Inc, is completely 100% mobile, building wine cellars across the nation. I spend 365 days a year traveling back and forth across this country of ours, building wine cellars, camping in RV resorts, golfing, and of course drinking some of the finest wines. I am part nomad, part craftsman and 100% friendly, with a glass of wine for every stranger meet, in every campground I stay. Since about 1995, wine cellars, have become extremely popular on both the East and West Coasts and of course in the Midwest. My company is devoted exclusively to the design, consultation, and construction of custom wine cellars. It’s a true adventure! You will learn the proper way to store your wines. The drama that surrounds some of the wine cellar installs. What happens to us if The Wine Cellar RV has to go to the shop. But in the end, you will see some of America’s great wine cellars. Get a great tip on some of the world’s finest wines. Along with good food, good wine, good stories and amazing craftsmanship and construction for some of the country’s biggest wine enthusiast! Who knows you might even meet a star or two along the way. I choose to live anywhere The Wine Cellar RV will take me. I could be eating lunch in Manhattan with a friend or building a wine cellar for a star or celebrity across the country, seeing more of the country in a month than most people might see in a lifetime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit through the United States.

The Rolling Stones

Author: Rolling Stones
Publisher: Studio
ISBN:
Size: 55.58 MB
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Members of the rock group recount their life on tour from 1962 to 1998, tracing their relationships with one another, their musical evolution, and their experiences, in an album featuring some one thousand photographs from their career. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Roadie

Author: Matt McGinn
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910232181
Size: 13.74 MB
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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.

Home Before Daylight

Author: Steve Parish
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429979214
Size: 19.56 MB
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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.

The Long Haul A Trucker S Tales Of Life On The Road

Author: Finn Murphy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608727
Size: 77.88 MB
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A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.

An Estate Car Named Desire

Author: Martin Gurdon
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 071565036X
Size: 32.88 MB
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This was a car with a voice: Its engine note, a deep, powerful burble, was as distinct to me as the voices of my parents and friends, but then a lot of other cars had voices too. Triumph Heralds purred, Rover 100s, the ones with St Bernard dog profiles, made a soft, almost musical whining sound when setting off sedately from traffic lights, Morris Minors blew flatulent raspberries when they slowed down. I’d hear these things and assumed other people did too. As a car-obsessed child of the 1960s, Martin Gurdon lived in a lost world of bubble cars and Ford Anglias, a place where dads took spare gearboxes on holiday and cars were frequently fixed at the roadside. A 1970s family crisis saw him sent to relatives in rural Lancashire, before spending five dysfunctional years at a vegetarian boarding school, where cars were both his salvation and undoing, thanks to an illicitly acquired Triumph Herald. He’s since driven everything from supercars to £25 Morris Marinas and been stalked with murderous intent by Reliant Robins. As iconic, and sometimes spectacularly awful vehicles passed through his hands, Martin dreamed of owning an exotic Bristol 401 like his dad’s, and of writing about cars, but would anyone ever be mad enough to let him...? Car fans and car agnostics alike will love An Estate Car Named Desire’s eccentric cast of wheeled and human characters.