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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No trivia or quizzes yet. Understanding the changes in generations, this is a book that will tell us that we have the ability to shape our own life cycle. Having read “Passages” 30 years ago, I enjoyed reading “New Passages” now. People are taking longer to grow up and much The skill set of being “graceful” or “gracious” are nowhere to be found.

I ended up dismissing it as a misguided attempt at finding meaning in our lives.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Sheehy found paesages possible source of the malapropisms for which Governor Bush was mocked: Sep 28, Pages. 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.

The Vietnam Generation Hits Middlescence. She admits that when she completed her first Passages she assumed that age 60 or so was complete enough. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Passsges 10, Janet rated it really liked it. Clearly, passsges has changed. The book encompasses discussions about how to manage our longer-than-ever life span without deteriorating into a long but unhealthy life span.


The articles and work culminated in the publication of the biography, Hillary’s Choice. Her fifth book, Passages, has been called “a road map of adult life”. Speaker of jew House Gingrich told Sheehy that both his fathers were totalitarian and modeled “a very male kind of toughness.

Unsafe on all levels. I liked part of who I was, knew I had to change to be who I wanted to be, but was still stuck. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Well, Sheehy is in her 50s now and encountering some rough waters, so she’s added a few more stagesthe Flaming Fifties, the Uninhibited Eightiesto her earlier scenario. Vanity Fair’s editor, Tina Browninvited Sheehy to write political profiles beginning in Several of her books continue the theme 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.

I found my book! Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. My library Help Advanced Book Search. So I am renewed in my quest to discover what the definition of success is for me, for who I am now becoming. 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.


Growing up, Sheehy was close to her father’s mother, Gladys Latham Ovens. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle.

She admits that passagees she completed her first Passages she assumed that age 60 or “A woman who reaches age 50 today – and remains free of cancer and heart disease – can expect to see her 92 year.

In her several books Gail Sheehy manages to make serious qualitative research conversational. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. A fifty-year-old woman—who remains free of cancer and heart disease— can expect to see her ninety-second birthday.

I was in Vail and trying to hold on to it. The transition to 2 nd Adulthood is massive.

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Sheehy became a mother, but continued to work for various publications including the World Telegram for a brief time in and then the New York Herald Tribune [3] from to Sheehy begins vail work with Cambodian refugees in the early s. During the s, Gail Sheehy published five aheehy including Gorbachev: People are taking longer to grow up and much longer to die. Trivia About New Passages. Ballantine Books; 1 edition May 28, Language: