Gail Sheehy is an internationally bestselling author, journalist, advocate for caregivers, and popular lecturer.
Sheehy’s classic Passages, Predictable Crises of Adult Life, was published in 28 languages and named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times.
She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair for three decades. Sixteen books and still scribbling!
Having guided members of several generations through their passages, Sheehy now turns her lens on her own passages. The result is DARING, My Passages, a stunning memoir to be published in September 2014. Sheehy confronts her own choices, calculates the costs, and reckons with the meaning of her life. DARING is an adventure story, a love story, and a road-map to enlighten women of all ages facing their own choices.
Sheehy also broke the taboo around menopause in her book The Silent Passage and enlightened couples about male menopause in Understanding Men’s Passages. A popular lecturer about women’s health, she was named AARP’s Caregiving ambassador. Last year the National Osteoporosis Foundation gave her their Generation Award for bringing national prominence to preventing osteoporosis. Sheehy is a graduate of University of Vermont and Columbia University School of Journalism.