An award-winning journalist, Gail Sheehy caused a sensation in the 1970s with Passages -- a look at the aging process that became an instant icon and cottage industry. In 2003, Sheehy's Middletown, American offered a poignant portrait of how one small town grieved and grew from the 9/11 tragedy.
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New York City and Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1937
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Columbia School of Journalism
Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America; 7-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism
|The Breakout Book|
|Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life|
Sheehy's breakthrough work, Passages, made history when it remained on The New York Times list for more than three years after its publication in 1976. A Library of Congress survey named this look at life's stages one of the ten most influential books of our time.