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Daring: My Passages - A Memoir

Gail Sheehy

The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays bare her own life passages in a captivating memoir that reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant path from groundbreaking 1960s "girl" journalist to fearless bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos—from sex, menopause, and midlife crisis to illness, caregiving, and death. Daring to blaze a trail in a "man's world," Gail Sheehy became one of the premier practitioners of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine, along with such stellar writers as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem, and Jimmy Breslin. Sheehy dared to walk New York City's streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British soldiers opened fire; to seek out Egypt's president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for assassination after making peace with Israel; and to break the glass ceiling in a media world fueled by testosterone, competition, and grit. Daring: My Passages is also the beguiling love story of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine and the mentor who inspired her to become a fearless journalist who won renown for her penetrating character portraits of world leaders, including Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, among others. Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all—career, love, children, friends, social significance—and coming to terms with waiting until midlife to achieve it all. With candor and humor, she describes her early failures; the pain of betrayal in a first marriage; her struggles as a single mother; the flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; the vertigo of becoming an internationally bestselling author; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; the poignant account of Clay's decline; and her ongoing passion for life, work, and love. Fascinating and no-holds-barred, Daring: My

The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays bare her own life passages in a captivating memoir that reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant path from groundbreaking 1960s "girl" journalist to fearless bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos—from sex, menopause, and midlife crisis to illness, caregiving, and death. Daring to blaze a trail in a "man's world," Gail Sheehy became one of the premier practitioners of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine, along with such stellar writers as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem, and Jimmy Breslin. Sheehy dared to walk New York City's streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British soldiers opened fire; to seek out Egypt's president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for assassination after making peace with Israel; and to break the glass ceiling in a media world fueled by testosterone, competition, and grit. Daring: My Passages is also the beguiling love story of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine and the mentor who inspired her to become a fearless journalist who won renown for her penetrating character portraits of world leaders, including Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, among others. Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all—career, love, children, friends, social significance—and coming to terms with waiting until midlife to achieve it all. With candor and humor, she describes her early failures; the pain of betrayal in a first marriage; her struggles as a single mother; the flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; the vertigo of becoming an internationally bestselling author; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; the poignant account of Clay's decline; and her ongoing passion for life, work, and love. Fascinating and no-holds-barred, Daring: My
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The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays bare her own life passages in a captivating memoir that reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant path from groundbreaking 1960s "girl" journalist to fearless bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos—from sex, menopause, and midlife crisis to illness, caregiving, and death. Daring to blaze a trail in a "man's world," Gail Sheehy became one of the premier practitioners of New Journalism at the fledgling New York magazine, along with such stellar writers as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem, and Jimmy Breslin. Sheehy dared to walk New York City's streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British soldiers opened fire; to seek out Egypt's president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for assassination after making peace with Israel; and to break the glass ceiling in a media world fueled by testosterone, competition, and grit. Daring: My Passages is also the beguiling love story of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine and the mentor who inspired her to become a fearless journalist who won renown for her penetrating character portraits of world leaders, including Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, among others. Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all—career, love, children, friends, social significance—and coming to terms with waiting until midlife to achieve it all. With candor and humor, she describes her early failures; the pain of betrayal in a first marriage; her struggles as a single mother; the flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; the vertigo of becoming an internationally bestselling author; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; the poignant account of Clay's decline; and her ongoing passion for life, work, and love. Fascinating and no-holds-barred, Daring: My

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

14h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

28:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

26:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:09