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Sheehy, Gail

Overview
Works: 187 works in 815 publications in 16 languages and 32,373 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Popular works  Informational works  Literature  Short stories  Fiction  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Self-help publications 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator, wpr, Creator
Classifications: HQ1064.U5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gail Sheehy
Passages : predictable crises of adult life by Gail Sheehy( Book )

146 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies patterns of age-related change and compares the developmental rhythms of men and women, deepening understanding of the stresses experienced by couples during the various stages of adult life
The silent passage : menopause by Gail Sheehy( Book )

74 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 3,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All women face menopause, but, as Gail Sheehy so compellingly reveals in interviews with women from a broad spectrum of economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, the passage is seldom easy. Distracting symptoms, confusing medical advice, unsympathetic reactions from loved ones, and the scornful attitudes of society at large often make menopause a lonely and emotionally draining experience." "In this groundbreaking book, Sheehy sets out to erase the stigma of menopause and "render normalcy to a normal physical process." She writes frankly about her own experiences and uncovers the frustrations of other women who have long suffered in silence. She brings together the most current information from the United States and abroad and assesses women's options and risks. This is a book of candor and hope that places menopause within the cycle of life as "the gateway to a second adulthood."" "When portions of this book first appeared in Vanity Fair, the response was immediate and electrifying. For everyone who has experienced menopause--and the millions of women of the baby-boom generation who will soon face it--The Silent Passage is sure to become a touchstone."--Jacket
New passages : mapping your life across time by Gail Sheehy( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly developing stages of Second Adulthood are vividly dramatized
Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggests how to overcome the crises of adult life and achieve an inner sense of well-being
Hillary's choice by Gail Sheehy( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton focuses on her marriage to the president, following their relationship from their first meeting through the impeachment battle and analyzing the private dynamic of a political and public partnership
Understanding men's passages : discovering the new map of men's lives by Gail Sheehy( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering the new map of men's lives
The man who changed the world : the lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev by Gail Sheehy( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human story of an inner struggle, a struggle that is the culmination of the series of lives Gorbachev has led throughout his career. Presents the first full-scale portrait of this unique figure
Passages in caregiving : turning chaos into confidence by Gail Sheehy( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been--or will be--responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for twentieth-century Americans, as well as reported on everything from politics to sexuality, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. Here, she takes you by the hand and shows you that you will get through this, and you will do the right things. Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving and offers insight for successfully navigating each one. Most important, however, she points out that you don't have to be alone in this process. This book can help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.--From publisher description
Middletown, America : one town's passage from trauma to hope by Gail Sheehy( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Middletown, the New Jersey town that suffered the highest death toll in the World Trade Center terrorist attack, describes how the inhabitants dealt with their grief, anger, and trauma following September 11th
Sex and the seasoned woman : pursuing the passionate life by Gail Sheehy( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking work, cultural observer Sheehy reveals a hidden phenomenon--increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after fifty. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women--married and single--who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women--free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers--find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening. Combining interviews and research, this book gives voice to more than a hundred colorful women, whose stories tell of wives who reinvigorate their marriages after their children leave the nest, as well as divorced, widowed, and long-single women who find new dreams and new loves.--From publisher description
Character : America's search for leadership by Gail Sheehy( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panthermania : the clash of Black against Black in one American city by Gail Sheehy( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hustling: prostitution in our wide open society by Gail Sheehy( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The netherworld of prostitution has never before been so deeply explored or vividly portrayed as in this book. Sheehy presents a realistic portrait of a fierce new breed of woman on the American scene. "The subculture of prostitution was the place to pick up early warning signals of how women in 'straight' society would begin to use their sex--and their specific sexual advantage--to push against our social boundaries. Violent women are part of a much larger cultural shift. In contemporary America as it undergoes a slow earthquake of gender, we can see the awakening assertiveness of women most starkly at the farthest distance from the conventional center--in the netherworld." Hustling follows the class ladder of the vocation, from street hooker to independent call girl to the courtesan who plays not only for wealth but for social position. It also reveals who makes the profits: the pimps and pornographers, the lawyers and politicians, the Mafia--and the landlords, some of the largest taxpaying property owners in the nation.--From publisher description
Younger next year for women : live strong, fit, and sexy -- until you're 80 and beyond by Chris Crowley( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of hope, Younger Next Year for Women shows you how to become functionally younger for the next five to ten years, and continue to live thereafter with newfound vitality. Learn how the Younger Next Year plan of following "Harry's Rules"--a program of exercise, diet, and maintaining emotional connections--will not only help you turn back your physical biological clock, but will improve memory, cognition, mood, and more. In two new chapters, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton explains how the program directly affects your brain--all the way down to the cellular level--while Chris Crowley, in his inimitable voice, gives the personal side of the story. In other words, how to live brilliantly for the three decades or more after menopause. The results will be amazing
Sex and the seasoned woman : [pursuing the passionate life] by Gail Sheehy( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon--a surge of vitality in women's sex and love lives after fifty
Power of experience : great writers over 50 on the quest for a lifetime of meaning( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the value of a life deeply lived? Can fragments from the past help you navigate the future? What good is wisdom in a world bewitched by ephemera? Some of our best writers over 50 tackle these and other questions in this honest, hard-hitting collection about the search for meaning in the second half of life. In moving works of self-discovery, they illuminate the fine art of growing up and the power of experience to transform your life"--Publisher website (May 2008)
Gorbachev : the making of the man who shook the world by Gail Sheehy( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middletown, America : one town's passage from trauma to hope by Gail Sheehy( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traveled to Middletown shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and began in-depth interviews with many of the bereaved. She delivers an account of the New Jersey town that suffered the highest number of casualties during the disaster
New passages : [mapping your life across time] by Gail Sheehy( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheehy sees a Second Adulthood starting at 45
Lovesounds by Gail Sheehy( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this extremely well-written, stylistic and intensely feminine novel, the author tells of a woman's attempts to bring her husband back to her through the "role" of a good wife. --Book jacket
 
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New passages : mapping your life across time
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The silent passage : menopauseNew passages : mapping your life across timeHillary's choiceUnderstanding men's passages : discovering the new map of men's livesPassages in caregiving : turning chaos into confidenceMiddletown, America : one town's passage from trauma to hopeSex and the seasoned woman : pursuing the passionate lifeSex and the seasoned woman : [pursuing the passionate life]
Alternative Names
Gail Sheehy Amerikaans journaliste

Henion, Gail

Henion, Gail 1937-

Sheehy Gail

Гейл Шихи американская журналистка

Шихи Гейл

Шихи, Гейл 1937-

שיהי, גייל

שיהי, גייל. נתיב־עירוני, טלי

שיהי, גיל

جايل شيهى

قیل شیه

쉬히, 게일 1937-

シーヒー, ゲイル

シーヒィ, ゲール

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