Candid and insightful, 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 and a look at Sheehy's audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of many twentieth-century leaders.
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"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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