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.

Author: Kaziran Dunos
Country: Gabon
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 2 April 2013
Pages: 250
PDF File Size: 16.46 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.90 Mb
ISBN: 490-8-68121-266-6
Downloads: 42186
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dogul

By forcing people sheeyh insulting little categories and grossly underestimating the intelligence of the book-buying public, Ms. Rather than describing the bigger issues of life we all go through this book seemed very heavily focused on activistic and political v 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.

Turning Chaos into Confidence.

New Passages

Sheehy profiled Hillary Clinton a total of three times for the pages of Vanity Fair in the nineties beginning with her time as First Lady and through her run for the New York Senate. Also how to navigate the decades beyond the middle years.

Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. I’m just sorry I didn’t read this book back in or so when it was first published. For myself, having reached 60 years old, still working full time and looking to do so for another 3 to 8 years or so; it’s fascinating to read about the people who have re-invented themselves in the later years.

Her Random House editor, Nan Talesesuggested that Sheehy use a Rashomon-style for the novel, alternating the story between the wife and husband. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she paszages a historic revolution in the adult life cycle.

Sheehy, author of the original Passages incharts our path through the ages again with a new perspective.


Jan 19, Valerie Quintero added it. Views Read Edit View history. Combining the scholar’s ability to synthesize data with the novelist’s gift for storytelling, she allows us to make passagfs of our own lives by understanding others like us.

Sheehy gained notoriety in after New York magazine published a series she wrote about prostitution called “Wide Open City”. Discovering the New Map of Men’s Lives. She made her escape in a car over pastureland to Dublin.

Sheehy’s New Passages’- celebrating centenarians

Kit Gingrich’s first husband abandoned young Passates to a stepfather in exchange for forgiveness of a few months of child-support payments. Interesting chapter on the “60s” as I head in that direction in a year or so. President Mitterrand says Britain’s prime minister “has eyes like Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.

A good book, particularly if readers xheehy the first Passages publication and have some knowledge of Sheehy’s career. 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.

Felker died in Trivia About New Passages. Please try again later.

I get it, but the material could have been presented in a much more summarized way. Oct 28, Halfempty rated it liked it Shelves: Be the first to discover new talent! Other editions – View all New Passages: Also by Gail Sheehy.

Prostitution in Our Wide Open Society Would you like to tell us about a lower price? During that time, women struggle with menopauseand perhaps, she suggests provocatively, so do men. References to this book Documents of Life 2: These profiles also served as the basis for her book, Character: Rather than describing the bigger issues of life we all go through this book seemed very heavily focused on activistic and political viewpoints in the US in various decades.

While there, she studied for under professor and anthropologist Margaret Mead who was then in her seventies. Most people here move from years 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.


I read this for my developmental psychology class, and it told me that I am like most people in my generation in not feeling the slightest bit like an adult until I reached age 30 and had my “passage to first adulthood” This groundbreaking work is certain to awaken and permanently alter the way we think about ourselves. Retrieved from ” https: Sheehy is at her best laying out the sociological effects of demography, and then she uses survey, focus group, and anecdotal material to explain how Americans in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are changing they way that they live.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There was paasages problem filtering reviews right now. The flaw in this book lies in the very reason Sheehy wrote it. Finally read this and check it off my list.

NEW PASSAGES by Gail Sheehy | Kirkus Reviews

I apssages up dismissing it as a misguided attempt passagea finding meaning in our lives. 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. One person found this helpful. Everyone here approaches aging slim and rich, it seemed; oh, would that we could The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood–beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five–are hopelessly out of date.

But I missed the memo that I was to make a conscious effort to shift to another stage of life. Sep 28, Pages.