Understanding Men's Passages: Discovering the New Map of Men's Livesby Gail Sheehy, Sheehy
The author of the landmark work Passages now brings us an intimate and candid account of what men's lives are really like today, revealing their doubts, their passions, their hunger for renewal. Given their increasingly unpredictable and elongated lives, men need to reinvent themselves and expand the ways they demonstrate their manliness. Sheehy makes the case that it is men in middle life who have the best chance to become masters of their fates. Hundreds of men have told her their stories. Featured here are confidences from both celebrities and everyday heroes, creating a mirror in which every man can locate his possibilities for growth and change. These bold, feisty, imaginative men recount how they have discovered what is missing and forged new directions to invigorate the second half of their lives.
The New York Times Book Review
"SHEEHY HAS DONE IT AGAIN: engaged in a good deal of research, interviewed many of the right people, and then produced a beautifully readable, very useful guide to important aspects of adult human development. . . . The cumulative mass of her information, observations, and anecdotes is immensely impressive."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Her book will encourage and comfort many men, whoreluctant to confide in their friends or even in their wiveshad imagined they were the only ones disheartened and confused by the thorny, arduous path from one stage of life to another."
Meet the Author
Millions of readers defined their lives through Gail Sheehy's landmark work, Passages, and through its bestselling sequel, New Passages. Among her twelve books is the huge international bestseller that broke the taboo around menopause, The Silent Passage. Ms. Sheehy is also a political journalist and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. The mother of two daughters, she divides her time between New York City and Berkeley, California, where she lives with her husband, editor and lecturer Clay Felker.
- New York City and Berkeley, California
- Date of Birth:
- November 27, 1937
- B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Columbia School of Journalism
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