THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages. Seven years ago . 20 May Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the bestseller. Sheehy’s earlier Passages. New Passages has ratings and 33 reviews. Christine said: My therapist recommended this book as a resource — having just hit the big , trying to c.

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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. Mar 20, Miguel Garcia rated it really liked it. Publicist or Marketing Professional. Several of her books continue the theme of passages through life’s stages, including sheeht and what she calls “Second Adulthood”, including Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: She admits that when she completed her first Passages she assumed that age 60 or so was complete enough.

Other editions – View all New Passages: It is grounded in the economic and psychological realities that make adult life so complex today. Mar passgaes, Janet rated it really liked it.

New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time – Gail Sheehy – Google Books

Her thesis that because people are living longer and now enjoying a whole second Adulthood, is illustrated by the studies in the book and the interviews and group meeting I’m just sorry I didn’t read this book back in or so when it was first published.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My only recommendation is to do whatever you can to avoid becoming the women in this book. CraigDon Baucum Limited preview – Sheehy notes that the most successful people have the most Middlessence problems as they have to follow their own act.


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. The book calls it a transition from survival to master—so now you can be the real you instead of whomever you needed to be to please all those people to get ahead. Please try again later. May 24, Judy rated it liked it. Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, and fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U.

I was honestly very dissapointed with this book and gave up about one third in. May 28, Pages.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Good generalities but don’t believe everything it says. Dec 05, Melissa Mcdonald marked it as to-read Shelves: Taking you thru every hail of development from young adult to all the way into your 50’s. For myself, having reached 60 years gil, 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. May 09, Paula Dembeck rated it really liked it.

Thank you Gail Sheehy!

A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. Also how to navigate the decades beyond the middle years. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. So I was rather excited to pick up ‘new passages’.

Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. Refresh and try again. May 01, Sue rated it really liked it. Oct 16, Therese Gilardi rated it liked it.

Sheehy is also the… More about Gail Sheehy. I liked part of who I was, knew I had to change to be who I wanted to be, but was still stuck.

Understanding the changes in generations, this is a book that will tell us that we have the ability to shape our own life cycle. The transition to 2 nd Adulthood is massive. The centerpiece of the book is her discovery that since she wrote the original Passages 20 years before this book and now a total of 40 years ago the life stages have changed duration. Want to Read saving….


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A fifty-year-old woman—who remains free of cancer and heart disease— can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. Jun 15, Pattie added it.

Unfortunately, I began reading portions of this book relevant to my life I read this for my developmental psychology class, and it told me that I am like most people in my generation in sheejy feeling the slightest bit like an adult until I reached age 30 and had my “passage sneehy first adulthood” Jun 07, Gail Jeidy rated it really liked it.

InBaby Boomers were just about to hit their 50’s, and as we BB’ers have done in so many other areas, we have been rewriting the book every day since then. Books by Gail Sheehy. This groundbreaking work is certain to awaken and permanently alter the way we think about ourselves.

It took me months to get through this sheeyy.

Given that I am neither American nor of an age to belong to any of the described generations this greatly decreased the relevance for me. In fact, it helped me make sense of a ‘passage’ in my own life at the time.