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Title:
Daring : my passages : a memoir
Author:
Sheehy, Gail, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Harper Audio, [2014]

â„—2014
Physical Description:
12 audio discs (15 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared to blaze a trail in a "man's world, " becoming one of the groundbreaking writers of New Journalism at New York magazine along with such stellar journalists as Tom Wolfe, Gloria Steinem, and Jimmy Breslin. Sheehy dared to walk New York City's 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 assassination after making peace with Israel; and to break the glass ceiling in a media world fueled by testosterone, killer competition, and grit. Daring: My Passages is also a beguiling love story of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with, and eventual happy marriage to, Clay Felker, the--charismatic founder of New York magazine. Not only was Clay the love of her life, he was also the mentor who nourished her talent and helped her to mold herself into a fearless reporter with the audacity to write piercing character portraits of many twentieth-century leaders--including Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev--compelling adventures that Sheehy recalls with wit and detail. Sheehy's previous books have been catalysts for personal growth, while painting indelible portraits of a generation and its concerns. Now the woman who has overcome numerous personal and professional crises is stronger than ever in her life, and speaks from hard-won experience to today's young women. Fascinating and no-holds-barred, her memoir is a testament to guts, resilience, and smarts. Daring offers a bold perspective on all of life's passages.
General Note:
Title from container.

Duration: 15:00:00.

Compact discs.

"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Language:
English
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Genre:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781483028064

9781483028071
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Crane Branch Library PN4874.S464 A3 2014C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
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The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir--a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" 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.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.Always on the cutting edge of social issues, Gail Sheehy reveals the obstacles and opportunities encountered when she dared to blaze a trail in a "man's world." Daring is also a beguiling love story of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with and eventual happy marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic creator of New York magazine. As well, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate portraits of many twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering attraction between Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all--career, love, children, friends, social significance--and lays bare her major life passages: false starts and surprise successes, the shock of failures and inner crises; betrayal in a first marriage; life as a single mother; flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the love of her life and their ensuing years of happiness, even in the shadow of illness.Now stronger than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won experience to today's young women. Her fascinating, no-holds-barred story is a testament to guts, resilience, smarts, and daring and offers a bold perspective on all of life's passages.


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