Daring: My Passages: A Memoir


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$17.99  $16.73
William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Gail Sheehy (1936-2020) was a journalist and author of seventeen books, including her New York Times bestselling title Passages. Some of her other works inlcude New Passages and The Silent Passage. Her writing appeared in numerous publications such as New York magazine and Vanity Fair.


"Daring by Gail Sheehy is the anecdotal life of a pioneering and hardworking journalist who plunges into everything with energy and curiosity. After a lifetime of writing about other people, she takes on the most difficult assignment - herself. It's an irresistible read."--Gloria Steinem
"Gail Sheehy's work always combines the care of a scholar and the sensibility of a novelist. Her memoir is a thrilling read."--Erica Jong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear of Flying
"[R]emarkable ... a fascinating narrative with Gail's voice, breathless and intense, as she tries to make sense of everything she's done--her work, her travels, her wild giddy adventures, her sometimes intensely painful experiences."--Vanity Fair
"Here, [Sheehy] looks back on her remarkable life with unflinching candor."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"Its familiarity captivates. ...The book is a thorough remembrance of [Sheehy's] life . . . her entire life. And she's had a big life."--East Hampton Star
"Sheehy gives readers a distinct glimpse into some of the most important events of the last 40 years, and, for many, this will be enough reason to read on. Her perspective on the women's movement and the decline of print journalism is especially compelling."--Library Journal
"The love story of two superstars in the final great moment of American magazine journalism."--Tom Wolfe, journalist & bestselling author
"Gail Sheehy says that what she cares about most is honesty, and this remarkable memoir is proof. ...I dare you to put it down. I couldn't."--Meredith Vieira, journalist and news correspondant
"An astonishing book! ...Those were the days, my friend; we thought they'd never end. They did, but Gail Sheehy brings them alive again."--Richard Reeves, lecturer, syndicated columnist, and author
"Daring is an inspiring portrait of a resilient woman who fought hard to live an authentic life, and won."--More.com
"Gail takes us behind the scenes of New York magazine as only one who was there could do."--Milton Glaser, cofounder of New York magazine
"[Sheehy's] exuberance leaps off the page as she maps out her professional highs - interviews with world leaders, her best-seller Passages - against the backdrop of a failed first marriage and her decades-long relationship with New York magazine founder Clay Felker. A-"--Entertainment Weekly
"Ardent, approachable, forthright, and empathetic ... a riveting account of one woman's exhilarating trajectory, a page-turning, powerhouse testament to resilience, perseverance, and hope."--Booklist (starred review)