THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages. Seven years ago . 20 May Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the bestseller. Sheehy’s earlier Passages. New Passages has ratings and 33 reviews. Christine said: My therapist recommended this book as a resource — having just hit the big , trying to c.

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A mix of inventive speculation and solid informationon impotence and menopause among the latterbut its impact is diluted by horoscope-like predictions and though Sheehy surveyed thousands of people a penchant for presenting anecdote as evidence. May 01, Sue rated it really liked it. All you’ll need to do is read the summary shouldn’t gakl you more than 5 minutesand show up. Her thesis that because people are living longer and now enjoying a whole second Adulthood, is illustrated by the studies in the book and the interviews and group meetings she reports on.

What I was experiencing was the loss of parts of myself I felt were really awesome—loss that has to be grieved in order to move on.

Several of her books continue the theme of passages through life’s stages, including menopause and what she calls “Second Adulthood”, including Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: It also has many positive things to say about our “second adulthood”, which starts around age 45, and is likely to go into our nineties, since we’re all going to live so long, unless we fail cancer or heart disease Common terms and phrases adolescence adult Age of Mastery American anymore asked Author’s interview baby Barbara Barbara Bush become Boomers brain breast cancer cancer career child Chuck clinical corporate cycle depression divorced doctor dream early emotional empty nest enjoy estrogen father feel felt female fertility fifties sheehu friends Gail Sheehy girl going hair hormone husband impotence income Judy Collins kids late Lauren Hutton LeShan lives look male menopause marriage married middle middlescence midlife crisis mother never older parents partner passage Peggy percent perimenopause physical postmenopausal problem professional progesterone psychological retirement role says Second Adulthood Sexual Diamond Sheehy Silent Silent Passage sixties social stage story success survey talk testosterone thing thirty tion told turned twenties Vietnam wife wives woman women York young younger youth.

May 10, Samuel Gombe rated it it was amazing. Later, in the forties and fifties, it becomes imperative to find our way back to the truest things we know and to compose a more authentic self.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 17, Marjorie rated it it was amazing. Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. She is always fascinating to read. gaiil

The centerpiece of the book is her discovery that since she wrote the original Passages passagds years before this book and now a total of 40 years ago the life stages have changed duration. Sheehy allows us to make sense of our own lives by understanding others like us. Interesting chapter on the “60s” as I head in that direction in a year or so. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. An error occurred while adding you to our digest: Preview — New Passages by Gail Sheehy.

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This book is horrible. The book calls it a transition from ned to master—so now you can be the real you instead of whomever you needed to be to please all those people to get ahead. Open Preview See a Problem? Thank you for subscribing to the Actionable Books Weekly Digest. Please try again later. Paperbackpages. Stay in Touch Sign up. Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these passagges developing stages. Aug 02, Bill Dauster rated jew really liked it.

During that time, women struggle with menopauseand perhaps, she suggests provocatively, so do men. But I now sheejy that my real work in 2 nd Adulthood will be the crafting and feeding of my soul.

But I missed the memo that I was to make a conscious effort to shift to another stage of life. New Passages tells us we have the ability to customize our own life cycle.

It’s a bit like a psychology book, only much more readable. Oct 16, Therese Gilardi rated it liked it. My one negative reaction was the heavy focus on “well-off professionals” with little insight into neew “blue collar” population and how their lives evolved.

The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood–beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five–are hopelessly out of date.

Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to yail bestseller.

I was honestly very dissapointed with this book and gave up about one third in. So I am renewed in my quest to discover what the definition of success is for me, for who I am now becoming.

This SO needs revision — like, oh, yeah, the hormone replacement therapy that is touted here as giving us women our vim and vigor back has now been found to kill us! I read Gail Sheehy’s original ‘passages’ about 3 years ago and found that despite how old the book was and how much the world has changed it was still topical. It should be a great session. Understanding the changes in generations, this is a book that will tell us that we have the ability to shape our own life shehy.