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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Write a customer review. In her New Passages. Along the way we meet various focus groups, whose members illustrate such sheejy as “the Samson Complex” and “the Perimenopause Panic. The book is replete with stories that were impossible to identify with.

Gail Sheehy

People are taking gaol to grow up and much longer to die. Diagnostic experts told her that “The errors you’ve heard Governor Bush make are consistent with dyslexia,” and that “a language-disordered person” cannot take in a lot of information at once. Sep 22, Don Gubler rated it liked it. She is the author of seventeen books and numerous high-profile articles for magazines such as New York Magazine and Vanity Fair.

Speaker of the House Gingrich told Sheehy that both his fathers were totalitarian and modeled “a very male kind of toughness. The book encompasses discussions about how to manage our longer-than-ever life span without deteriorating into a long but unhealthy life span.

Combining the scholar’s ability to synthesize data with the novelist’s gift for storytelling, she allows us to make sense of our own lives by understanding others like us. She conducted hundreds of interviews and small group discussions and people sheeehy at the chance to passagse about the changes in their lives as many were as puzzled as I was—at every stage of life.

Would like to see an update. Gail is intelligent and articulate, savvy and astute, well-read and sharp as a tack – with all these skills she interviewed hundreds of people, compiled data from hundreds of surveys and did a thorough job of passates the fascinating sgeehy that for any one of us our adulthood contains a string of fairly predictable passages from one stage of life to another.


Thank you Gail Sheehy! Sheehy began work on her next book, Pathfindersin Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U.

Want to Read saving…. Her book Passages was a national bestseller. InTina Brown asked Sheehy to expand her character profiles passage Vanity Fair to include international figures. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle.

New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time – Gail Sheehy – Google Books

Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. May 10, Samuel Gombe rated it it was amazing. Most people here move from sneehy of pleasing others spouses, children, bosses, co-workers in order to survive to a place where they can control much of what happens in their life. What I was experiencing was the loss of parts of myself I felt were really awesome—loss that has to be grieved in order to move on. Mapping Your Life Across Time. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Lincoln had long periods of depression. Later, in the forties and fifties, it becomes imperative to find our way back to the truest things we know and to compose a more authentic self. University of VermontColumbia University. Now, 20 years later, Ms. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Overview – Gail Sheehy

Her novel Middletown, America is being adapted as a TV miniseries. A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday.

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. Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and sheehh findings extracted from fifty years of U. It also borrows, and exaggerates into caricature, some of the shoddiest aspects of the first “Passages.


Revised and Updated Edition. Felker was gaip out of the magazine. I read Gail Sheehy’s original ‘passages’ about 3 years ago and found that despite how old the book was and how much the world has changed it was still topical.

Sheehy published the book The Silent Passage about menopause in Please try again later. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle. A LOT has changed since ! It should be a great session. Clay Felker, founder of the magazine, and Sheehy’s future husband, encouraged Sheehy to write “big” stories—one of the first was following Robert Kennedy.

It is fascinating to see her aging herself and continuing her research on life passages. Publish June 30, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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The flaw in this book lies in the very reason Sheehy wrote it. A good book, particularly if readers enjoyed the first Passages publication and have some knowledge of Sheehy’s career. Share your thoughts with other customers.

There was a problem adding your email address. Her re-defined life stages the New Map of Adult Life are: My therapist recommended this book as a resource — having just hit the bigtrying to come to terms with getting older who’da thunk?!