Gail Sheehy: "Daring: My Passages"

Gail Sheehy, left, talks with Hillary Clinton. - Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.

Gail Sheehy, left, talks with Hillary Clinton.

Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.

Gail Sheehy: "Daring: My Passages"

Gail Sheehy shook up our understanding of adulthood with her 1976 book “Passages.” Now the bestselling author turns the lens on herself in a new memoir. Gail Sheehy on life’s passages and the importance of being daring.

Gail Sheehy’s 1976 book “Passages” had an exciting idea at its core: adulthood is dotted with predictable turning points. Now, after more than 45 years interviewing women and men about their lives, the journalist and best-selling author has turned the lens on herself. Her new memoir reflects on her career as a trailblazing female journalist in the '60s, a mother determined to balance work and family and a caregiver to an ailing husband. It was through this look back at her own passages that Sheehy came to realize what the theme of her life has been: “daring." Gail Sheehy on life’s passages, and the daring that’s gotten her through them.

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Gail Sheehy

literary journalist and author of seventeen books, including the 1976 best-seller “Passages."

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From the book DARING: MY PASSAGES by Gail Sheehy. Copyright (c) 2014 by G Merritt Corp. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.

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