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ON-THE-GO STEINEM FINDS THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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After living in the same apartment for nearly 25 years, feminist Gloria Steinem says she's finally making her house a home.

"I had lived in the apartment for at least four or five years before I found out the oven didn't work," Steinem, 57, told Vanity Fair in an interview. "I don't know why it took me so long to realize you need to have a home. I guess I thought it was just something other people had."Since 1967, Steinem had lived in and worked out of a two-room apartment with a loft bed in a Manhattan brownstone. Her busy career as a journalist, Ms. magazine's founder and feminist activist left her little time to attend to domestic matters.

But with a $700,000 advance for her forthcoming book, "Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem," she bought a second apartment in the building, joined it to the first apartment with a spiral staircase and created a real bedroom with a canopied, lace-covered bed.

"It's so satisfying to feel as though I have a home!" she said.