The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages
returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a
groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s to iconic guide for women and men
seeking to have it all to one of the premier political profilers of modern
Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages
is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared to walk New York
City streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution, to march
with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British paratroopers opened
fire, to seek out Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for death
after making peace with Israel.
Always on the cutting edge of social issues, Gail Sheehy
reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a
trail in a “man’s world.” Daring is also a beguiling love story of
Sheehy’s tempestuous romance with and eventual happy marriage to Clay Felker,
the charismatic creator of New York magazine. As well, Sheehy recounts
her audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of many twentieth-century leaders,
including Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the
world-altering attraction between Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it
all—career, love, children, friends, social significance—and lays bare her
major life passages: false starts and surprise successes, the shock of failures
and inner crises; betrayal in a first marriage; life as a single mother; flings
of an ardent, liberated young woman; her adoption of a second daughter from a
refugee camp; marriage to the love of her life and their ensuing years of
happiness, even in the shadow of illness.
Now stronger than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won
experience to today’s young women. Her fascinating, no-holds-barred story is a
testament to guts, resilience, smarts, and daring and offers a bold perspective
on all of life’s passages. Download and start listening now!