Daring

My Passages: A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.97 hours)
Product Number: Z100085446
Released: Sep 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062309204
Narrator/s: Bernadette Dunne
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

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 times. Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared...?o 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.

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Author(s): Gail Sheehy
Awards:2015-AutobiographyMemoir-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014

Professional reviews

"The trailblazing author writes with the equanimity of her 78 years and the perspective of someone with her world-class rŽsumŽ. Narrator Bernadette Dunn, with her sturdy vocal personality and a captivating performance, delivers SheehyÕs story with the stature and strength that a memoir from such an iconic author demands. Listeners will feel the force of SheehyÕs character and her lifelong drive to not let demeaning stereotypes of women keep her from her lifeÕs work. Dunn is especially sensitive interpreting dialogue and rolling with the subtle shifts in tone and momentum that make SheehyÕs writing so absorbing. With the pathos it deserves, she captures the bookÕs meta-themeÑthe fascinating intersection of SheehyÕs brave career path and her lifelong refusal to deny any part of what it means to be a woman. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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