Even Feminists Get the Blues

At 57, Gloria Steinem finally comes to terms with her childhood and realizes what she has been missing

For all those women who wailed "How could she do it?" when Gloria Steinem, the world's most famous feminist, began keeping company with demibillionaire real estate developer and aspiring journalist Mort Zuckerman in the late '80s, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem (Little, Brown; 377 pages; $22.95) will serve as belated explanation. She did it for the car.

This wasn't just any car she fell for but a warm, chauffeur-driven cocoon of transit dispatched by Zuckerman to meet her as she returned to La Guardia Airport late one night from yet another fund-raising trip, so exhausted that the auto's "sheltering...

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