By Gail Sheehy
The writer of the vintage New York Times bestseller Passages returns along with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist within the Sixties, to iconic advisor for girls and males looking to have all of it, to 1 of the foremost political profilers of contemporary times.
Candid, insightful, and robust, Daring: My Passages is the tale of the novel lifetime of a author who dared . . . to stroll big apple urban streets with hookers and pimps to show violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern eire as British paratroopers opened hearth; to find Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat whilst he was once unique for loss of life after making peace with Israel.
Always at the leading edge of social matters, Gail Sheehy finds the stumbling blocks and possibilities encountered while she dared to blaze a path in a “man’s world.” Daring can also be a beguiling love tale of Sheehy’s tempestuous romance with and eventual satisfied marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic writer of New York journal. to boot, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate pix of many twentieth-century leaders, together with Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering allure among Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Sheehy displays on hope, ambition, and in need of it all—career, love, young children, associates, social significance—and lays naked her significant lifestyles passages: fake starts off and shock successes, the surprise of disasters and internal crises; betrayal in a primary marriage; lifestyles as a unmarried mom; flings of an ardent, liberated younger girl; her adoption of a moment daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the affection of her existence and their resulting years of happiness, even within the shadow of illness.
Now greater than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won adventure to today’s younger ladies. Her attention-grabbing, no-holds-barred tale is a testomony to guts, resilience, smarts, and bold, and gives a daring point of view on all of life’s passages.