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 discovers and maps out a completely new frontier — a second adulthood in middle life. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The examples were of professional people with very important careers who lost there positions of respect. Sheehy notes that the most sheejy people have the most Middlessence problems as they have to follow their own act.

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Sheehy moved to Rochester, New York where she found a job as a journalist for the Democrat and Passaages in paszages East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I found it very affirming and also absolutely fascinating, especially the recounting of her interviews with the average and not-so-average read wealthy Joes and Janes of the many studies that contributed to this body of work.

My one negative reaction was the heavy focus on “well-off professionals” with little insight into the “blue collar” population and how their lives evolved. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. So now I am reading the relevant “passages,” such as “the flaming fifties. In Roger Gouldthen a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, brought sheehy suit, which was settled out of court, against Sheehy intended to enjoin publication of her book, which had not yet been completed.


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A Library of Congress survey named Passages one of the 10 most-influential books of our time. Sheehy wrote the cover story for New York magazine about the growing problem of amphetamine use among young people in East Village.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book was written in the mid s but the themes it covers remains current. Return to Book Page.

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Jan 08, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Start reading New Passages: Buy the original work ,Dr. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Sheehy’s tone is such a staple of self-help books and daytime television that we might forget how original “Passages” seemed when it sheehg appeared in Each week, our editors select the one passqges and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

In her several books Gail Sheehy manages to make serious qualitative research conversational.

Sheehy’s New Passages’- celebrating centenarians

A fifty-year-old woman—who remains free of cancer and heart disease— can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. A slow but good read. During that time, women struggle with menopauseand perhaps, she suggests provocatively, so do men.

See all 45 reviews. Felker nw forced out of the magazine. She herself had not paxsages it in quite some time — the book came out in This groundbreaking work is certain to awaken and permanently alter the way we think about ourselves.


From inside the book. The pity is that while this book occasionally offers some useful facts and ideas about aging in America, they are lost in the relentless babble of happy talk. Their story was the basis for the film Grey Gardens and a Broadway musical of the same name. People are taking longer to grow up and much longer to die. But these constitute only one step in combating society’s aversion to people with wrinkles and walkers, to say nothing of the millions of elderly living below the poverty line.

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Views Read Edit View history. By forcing people into insulting little categories and grossly underestimating the intelligence of the book-buying public, Ms. 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 a central character.

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Sheehy and Mohm chronicled their journey in the book, Spirit of Survival. Retrieved 27 December I’m just sorry I didn’t read this book back in or so when it was first published.