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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Sheehy’s article on Hillary Clinton [28] created a stir by quoting her mentioning rumors of an affair between President George H. Americans of any age can recognize the offensive inanity of “New Passages,” and they deserve better. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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New Passages by Gail Sheehy

She has now reviewed and expanded typical “adult crises” which shape and influence our adult growth well beyond age 50 and brings the vision of our “second adulthood” into focus.

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Interesting chapter on the “60s” as I head in that direction in a year or so. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Speaker of the House Gingrich told Sheehy that both his fathers were totalitarian and modeled “a very male kind of toughness.


There was a problem adding your email address. It is grounded in the economic and psychological realities that make adult life so complex today. Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine [3] and contributed from through Publish June 30, A mix of inventive speculation and solid informationon impotence and menopause among the latterbut its impact is diluted by horoscope-like predictions and though Sheehy surveyed thousands of people a penchant for presenting anecdote as evidence.


Many of her books focused on cultural shifts, including Passageswhich was named one of the ten lassages influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. Mapping Your Life Across Time. Sep 28, Pages.

But the reality is probably that it wouldn’t have meant as much to me then as it does now. Sheehy played a part in the movement Tom Wolfe called the New Journalismsometimes known as creative nonfiction, in which journalists and essayists experimented with adopting a variety of literary techniques such as scene setting, dialogue, status details to denote social class, and getting inside the story and sometimes reporting the thoughts of passagws central character.

An aging woman goes to the Amazon once a year to search out new medicinal plants. The article arose out of Sheehy’s own experience—her sister had become addicted to the drug.

So now I am reading the relevant “passages,” such as “the flaming fifties. Several of her books continue the paassages of passages through life’s stages, including menopause and what she calls “Second Adulthood”, including Pathfinders, Spirit of Surviv Gail Sheehy is an American writer and lecturer, most notable for her books on life and the life cycle.

She conducted hundreds of interviews and small group discussions and people jumped at the chance to talk about the changes in their lives as many were as puzzled as I was—at every stage of life. Please try again later. Nov 08, Nancy Loe rated it it was ok. Sheehy is at her best laying out the sociological effects of demography, and then she uses survey, focus group, and anecdotal material to explain how Americans in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are changing they way that they live.


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I felt I was reading a memento to her own activist and political views more than a self-help book helping me overcome predictable crises. People are taking longer to grow up and much longer bew die.

New Passages tells us we have the ability to customize our own life cycle. Looking sgeehy More Great Reads? Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U.

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