Gail Sheehy, author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking 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. Gail Sheehy reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a “man’s world.” Daring also celebrates the beguiling love story between Gail and Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine. Sheehy also recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of twentieth-century leaders such as Hillary Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
“It didn’t take long for me to learn one of the most basic requirements to become a successful writer. One has to have the stomach to take the roller-coaster lurches from failure to success and back to failure. I was fortunate. I failed early.” – Gail Sheehy, Daring: My Passages
In this edition, Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks with Gail Sheehy about her new book, Daring: My Passages.
Gail Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. A popular lecturer, Sheehy was named AARP’s Ambassador of Caregiving in 2009. She lives in New York City.