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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Sep 28, Pages Buy. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered passagse historic revolution in the adult life cycle.

Overview – Gail Sheehy

I felt I was reading a memento to her own activist and political views more than a self-help book helping me overcome predictable crises. Sheehy’s earlier Passages borrowed from Erik Erikson and Daniel Levinson of Yale to popularize the theory that the lives of adults as well as children are marked by stages of development, such as the Trying Twenties and Catch, until age 50, when it’s smooth sailing. Jul 24, Audrey rated it it was ok.

May 09, Paula Dembeck rated it really liked it.

Taking you thru every step of development from young adult to all the neww into your 50’s. Sheehy discovers and maps out a completely new frontier — a second adulthood in middle life. It is fascinating to see her aging herself and continuing her research on life passages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Not much here but sweeping generalizations. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle.

She admits gxil when she completed her first Passages she assumed pasdages age 60 or so was complete enough. I was in Middlessence and trying to hold on to it. This is not a new passage for any woman, but an ill-mannered romp through one’s love life. On top of that this book focused on the lives of primarily white, higher educated, above average earners, which makes the target group even smaller.

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A guy has a heart attack and, realizing his mortality, quits his job to go paint in Tuscany — yeah, that’s an option for us all In her several books Gail Sheehy manages to make serious qualitative research conversational. Which of the following best describes you? During that time, women struggle with menopauseand perhaps, she suggests provocatively, so do men. Both reframe their lives, women pushing the envelope on their careers and men often confronting corporate downsizing.

May 24, Judy rated it liked it.

Want to Read saving…. This should be a must read for everyone. Oct 28, Halfempty rated it liked it Shelves: She brilliantly uses the example of a lobster, which sheds its shell over and over again. A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. Sheehy, what started out to be so promising including “Passages” in in your “new” book, turns into an old lady attitude brawl.

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. The book is replete with stories that were impossible to identify with. Gail is intelligent and articulate, savvy and astute, well-read and sharp as a tack – with all these skills she interviewed hundreds of people, compiled data from hundreds of surveys and did a thorough job of researching I read Gail Sheehy’s earlier book “Passages” years ago so when I saw this – clearly a sequel – at a Library sale I picked it up.

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An error occurred while adding you to our digest: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Fifteen years old and incredibly dated.

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 bew. About Gail Sheehy Bestselling author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy made history with the publication of Passages, which was an international bestseller, appearing in 28 languages.

I’m just sorry I didn’t read this book back in or jew when it was first published. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span.


Slow-going, but an interesting exploration of generational differences and how it influences our society’s growth. Published May 28th by Ballantine Books first published People are taking longer to grow up and much longer to die. Mar 17, Agnes Ross rated it it was amazing. More importantly, she brings clarity to what are otherwise anecdotal thoughts, myths, old wives tales, and speculation.

Finally read this and check it off my list.

New Passages

Mar 10, Janet rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, I began reading portions of this book relevant to my life To ask other readers questions about New Passagesplease sign up. This book sheey a great gift!