Gail Sheehy traveled to Middletown shortly after the disaster and began in-depth interviews with many of the bereaved.
Middletown, America was written as the year progressed, following parallel and intertwining stories of selected individuals and their families. A mother who was doubly bereft when she lost her only son as he tried to fill the shoes of her absentee husband; the sole survivor in an office of 67 people who escaped the 88th floor of Tower 2 seconds before the floor was decimated.
A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, or mellow. She can be maternal and playful, bossy and submissive, strong and soft. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life.
"Never to old to learn"
Gail Sheehy is the best-selling author of Passages who has changed the way millions of women look at their lives. In her history-making publications, Sheehy has addressed fundamental questions that apply to every woman juggling career, family, and personal ambition.
Remember Whitewater, the infamous blue dress, the rumors that she was running the country? Here is the story of Hillary Clinton and her marriage, both so famous the world over, you think you know everything there is to know. Stripping away the layers of public masks and private denials, Gail Sheehy reveals the complexities and contradictions of one of the most political figures of our time.
"Excellent study of Hillary Clinton before 1998"
Candid, insightful, and powerful, 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.
"ok if new york publishing world interests you"
No one really expects it, but at some time or another, just about everyone has been—or will be—responsible for giving care, for a sustained period, to someone close to them. Gail Sheehy, who has chronicled every major turning point for 20th-century Americans, as well as reported on everything from politics to sexuality, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving.
"Excellent resource and reinforcement..."