DARING MY PASSAGES: A Memoir


DARING MY PASSAGES: A Memoir

GAIL SHEEHY    Book Number: 80487    Product format: Hardback

Literary Manhattan and the world of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine is the setting for this memoir. Gail Sheehy was the author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives and here she reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant past from groundbreaking 60s It Girl journalist to bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos - sex, menopause and midlife crises to illness, care giving and death. Along with such stellar writers as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem and Jimmy Breslin, Sheehy dared to walk New York City's streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution, to march with civil rights protestors in Northern Ireland as British soldiers opened fire, to seek out Egypt's President Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for assassination after making peace with Israel, and to break the glass ceiling in a media world fuelled by testosterone, competition and grit. It is also a beguiling love story of her tempestuous romance with Clay Felker, the journalist and her mentor. Sheehy became a fearless journalist who won renown for her penetrating portraits of world leaders including Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Gorbachev among others. Here she reflects on desire, ambition and wanting it all in her humorous and fearless memoir. She tells of the pain of betrayal in her first marriage, her struggles as a single mother, the flings of an ardent, liberated young woman, adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp and the account of Clay's decline. 484pp with many photos. Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780062291691
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