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From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

11 Quotes to Inspire Readers and Writers

Let these words of wisdom from Pat Conroy, William Styron, Natalie Goldberg, and others inspire you to finish that book.

Gloria Steinem on Exterminate All The Brutes

Author Sven Lindqvist takes readers on historical journey across the Sahara Desert and the African continent.

The Mermaid and the Minotaur: “The Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Men Raising Children”

Gloria Steinem reflects on Dorothy Dinnerstein's feminist classic and gender equality in early societies.

Still on the Edge: Gloria Steinem Explores the Marge Piercy Classic

Gloria Steinem discusses the continued importance of Marge Piercy's sci-fi classic, Woman on the Edge of Time.

The Sacred Hoop: “Patriarchy is Neither Universal Nor Inevitable”

Paula Gunn Allen, a Native American activist, offers hope for the future in The Sacred Hoop, says Gloria Steinem.

Gloria Steinem on Patriarchy and Power in The Handmaid’s Tale

How Margaret Atwood's classic shows the significance of reproductive freedom.

Gloria Steinem on the Many Reasons to Read The Group

How Mary McCarthy's classic can be read as an indicator of change—or the lack of it.

Gloria Steinem Discusses Sex & World Peace

Valerie Hudson's critical book shows how violence against women is a proxy for nationwide violence.

The Nature of Jean Craighead George

Honor the spirit of Earth Day by celebrating the renowned children’s book author and environmentalist.

Forever Relevant: Robin Morgan's The Demon Lover

Gloria Steinem discusses the lasting impact of Robin Morgan's political classic on terrorism.

“Monster” by Robin Morgan: The Anthem of the Women’s Movement

In 1972, this electrifying poem inspired women everywhere to take a stand in the fight for equality.

Our 9 Favorite Episodes of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast

Every month, renowned authors pick a story from the magazine’s archives to read aloud and discuss—with hilarious results.