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By Gail Sheehy

Book Details:

ISBN: 0062291696
EAN: 9780062291691
ASIN: 0062291696
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Number of Pages: 496
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

The writer of the vintage New York Times bestseller Passages returns together with her inspiring memoir-a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist within the Nineteen Sixties, to iconic advisor for girls and males trying to have all of it, to at least one of the superior political profilers of recent times.

Candid, insightful, and robust, Daring: My Passages is the tale of the novel lifetime of a author who dared . . . to stroll big apple urban streets with hookers and pimps to reveal violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern eire as British paratroopers opened hearth; to find Egypt's president Anwar Sadat whilst he was once precise for loss of life after making peace with Israel.

Always at the innovative of social concerns, Gail Sheehy finds the hindrances and possibilities encountered while she dared to blaze a path in a "man's world." Daring is additionally a beguiling love tale of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with and eventual chuffed marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic author of New York journal. in addition, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate snap shots of many twentieth-century leaders, together with Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering allure among Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Sheehy displays on hope, ambition, and short of it all-career, love, young children, acquaintances, social significance-and lays naked her significant lifestyles passages: fake begins and shock successes, the surprise of disasters and internal crises; betrayal in a primary marriage; lifestyles as a unmarried mom; flings of an ardent, liberated younger lady; her adoption of a moment daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the affection of her existence and their resulting years of happiness, even within the shadow of illness.

Now enhanced than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won adventure to today's younger ladies. Her attention-grabbing, no-holds-barred tale is a testomony to guts, resilience, smarts, and bold, and gives a daring point of view on all of life's passages.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Gail Sheehy

Author Description: Gail Sheehy is an American author and lecturer, such a lot impressive for her books on existence and the existence cycle. She can also be a contributor to the journal vainness Fair.

Her 5th publication, Passages, has been known as "a street map of grownup life". numerous of her books proceed the subject of passages via life's levels, together with menopause and what she calls "Second Adulthood", together with Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: The Silent Passage. Her newest e-book, intercourse and the pro lady, unearths a hidden cultural phenomenon: a surge of energy in women's intercourse and love lives after age fifty. She has additionally authored a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton titled Hillary's selection. Her novel Middletown, the USA is being tailored as a television miniseries. (from Wikipedia)

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38338

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They either can't hear the difference or believe there is only one way of hearing it: the way they define it. Putting an end to further explorations they often react with anger: that's not deep enough! What is it supposed to mean? If we take the case of Roland Barthes, who also passionately writes the (impetus of the) body, the question of depth and meaning no longer exerts its tyranny: he might be fetishist, some of them admit, but We love his fetishism; it's intelligently written! and theoretically sound!

Like the Japanese boxes that contain other boxes, nest one inside the other ad nihilum, 33 writing is meshing one's writing with the machinery of endless reflexivity. Footprints of emptiness multiplied to infinity in an attempt at disarming death. She says to unsay others so that others may unsay her and say: It's still not it. This circular but still linear reasoning inescapably reduces reality to a chain of causes and effects. It most likely leads to a nihilistic understanding of emptiness, one that tends to define it as a negation of the existence of things.

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