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Living My Life, Vol. 1 by Emma Goldman
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Dec 20, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: anarchism, feminism, history, labor, philosophy, reproductive-rights, auto-biographical
Read in April, 2008

What an amazing life! And I'm only have way through! This is an incredible read. What strikes me is that in my encounters with people talking about Emma Goldman--people who haven't read her actual work or those that simply repeat what they have heard from others--is how she is usually cornered into one essential archetype; what I love about reading these volumes is running into the contradictions and the consistencies in her own work and life and how not even Emma Goldman was a perfect human. Otherwise, it's an incredible history and has given me some incredible insight. Anyone who tells you Emma hated Rochester, NY hasn't read this autobiography. I highly recommend this work!
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