New Passages has ratings and 33 reviews. Christine Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages. Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the bestseller. Sheehy’s earlier Passages. Instead of declining, men and women who embrace a Second Adulthood are progressing through entirely new passages into lives of deeper meaning, renewed.

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Thank you for subscribing to the Actionable Books Weekly Digest. Sheehy wrote the cover story for New York magazine about the growing problem of amphetamine use among young people in East Village. Sheehy then conducted hundreds of phone interviews for the book where she identified passage those who attained well-being have a willingness to take risks and have experienced one or more important transitions in their adult years, which they handled in an unusual, personal or creative way.

The people who know they are to shed their shell at certain stages use those transition times to revise their personal narratives.

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A Library of Congress survey named Passages one gai, the 10 most-influential books of our time. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Bush and a woman named “Jennifer”. There Sheehy traveled to several safe houses and interviewed Rita O’Hare.

Jan 19, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: What are the health benefits? Gail is intelligent and articulate, savvy and astute, well-read and sharp as a tack – with all pasasges skills she interviewed hundreds of people, compiled data from hundreds sheeehy surveys and did a thorough job of researching I read Gail Sheehy’s earlier book “Passages” years ago so when I saw this – clearly a sequel – at a Library sale I picked it up.


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There really was nothing concrete to hold on to Sheehy began work on her next book, Pathfindersin Sheehy notes that the most successful people have the most Middlessence problems as they have to follow their own act. InSheehy was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to attend graduate school at Columbia University. I ended up dismissing it as a misguided attempt at finding meaning in our lives.

Reducing individuals to catchy phrases from their Life History Surveys is not the only condescension here. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Revised and Updated Edition. The summer ofSheehy and Felker rented a house in East Hampton.

She admits that when she completed her first Passages she assumed that age 60 or so was complete enough. Jan 06, Marilyn rated it liked it Recommends it for: Sheehy traveled to Northern Ireland in to report on the Irish women involved in the Irish civil rights movement. It is grounded in the economic and psychological realities that make adult life so complex today.

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The women and family members left behind became fierce fighters. After a June appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Showthe book went back for a number of reprints and eventually hit the 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. More importantly, she brings clarity to what are otherwise anecdotal thoughts, myths, old wives tales, and speculation.


Get to Know Us. Talese also loaned Sheehy the use of an apartment to ppassages in. Her fifth book, Passages, has been called “a road map of adult life”.

One person found this helpful. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood—beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five—are hopelessly out of date. Penney department store chain.

I found my book! I wonder how old Sheehy herself was when she wrote this, and what her take on being 65 would be today! Read it Forward Read it first. It’s a bit like a psychology book, only much more readable.

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