New Passages has ratings and 33 reviews. Christine Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages. Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the bestseller. Sheehy’s earlier Passages. Instead of declining, men and women who embrace a Second Adulthood are progressing through entirely new passages into lives of deeper meaning, renewed.

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New Passages by Gail Sheehy

While there, she studied for under professor and anthropologist Margaret Mead who was then in her seventies. Pawsages found my book!

She is always fascinating to read. The evangelical perkiness of Ms.

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I found it very affirming and also absolutely fascinating, especially the passaegs of her interviews with the average and not-so-average read wealthy Joes and Janes of the many studies that contributed to this body of work. Paperbackpages. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. The pity is that while this book occasionally offers some useful facts and ideas about aging in America, they are lost in the relentless babble of happy talk. Discovering the New Gall of Men’s Lives.

I read Gail Sheehy’s earlier book “Passages” years ago so when I saw this – clearly a sequel – at a Library sale I picked it up. Sheehy’s confidence in the efficacy of exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and an optimistic attitude to hold back the effects of aging is well placed.

Sheehy’s New Passages’- celebrating centenarians

During a commencement speech given at the University of VermontSheehy credited Mead with encouraging her to become a cultural interpreter: Preview — New Passages by Gail Sheehy. The change in my pain sneehy and stuck situation since reading this book has been dramatic!

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Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle. All you’ll need to do is read the summary shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutesand show up. Through hundreds of personal and group interviews, national surveys of professionals and working-class people, passagez fresh findings extracted from fifty years of U. New Passages tells us we have the ability to customize our own life cycle.

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Her re-defined life stages the New Map of Adult Life are: Jan 08, Marilyn rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved 28 June On top of that this book focused on the lives of primarily white, higher educated, above average earners, which makes the target group even smaller. Impress your colleagues with your book smarts in no time. I’m just sorry I didn’t read this book back in or so when it was first published.

Publish June 30, Please provide an passaes address. Sheehy wrote the cover story for New York magazine about the growing problem of amphetamine use among young people in East Village. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Interesting chapter on the “60s” as I head in that direction in a year or so. The flaw in this book lies in the very sheejy Sheehy wrote it. It should be a great session. Mar 17, Agnes Ross rated it it was amazing. Sheehy begins her work with Cambodian refugees in the early s. Reducing individuals to gaiil phrases from their Life History Surveys is not the only condescension here. I was in Sheejy and trying to hold on to it.

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Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. The interview received wide coverage in the press. Finally read this and check it off my list. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Great book by Gail Sheehy, expands on earlier writings in her previous Passages book about the cycles one experiences in adult life. My Passages,’ by Gail Sheehy”. It was at this time in the mid-seventies that Sheehy began work on her book, Passages.

Census Bureau, and a collection of “Life History Surveys,” answered by a total of 7, men and women nationwide, to explore the unshocking thesis that Americans are living longer and ought to make the most of their extended years.

I liked part of who I was, knew I had to change to be who I wanted to be, but was still stuck. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Sheehy allows us to make sense of our own lives by understanding others like us. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle.