Daring My Passages: A Memoir by Gail Sheehy

By Gail Sheehy

Book Details:

ISBN: 0062291696
EAN: 9780062291691
ASIN: 0062291696
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Number of Pages: 496
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

The writer of the vintage New York Times bestseller Passages returns together with her inspiring memoir-a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist within the Sixties, to iconic advisor for ladies and males looking to have all of it, to at least one of the most desirable political profilers of recent times.

Candid, insightful, and robust, Daring: My Passages is the tale of the novel lifetime of a author who dared . . . to stroll big apple urban streets with hookers and pimps to reveal violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern eire as British paratroopers opened hearth; to search out Egypt's president Anwar Sadat whilst he used to be precise for demise after making peace with Israel.

Always at the leading edge of social concerns, Gail Sheehy finds the hindrances and possibilities encountered whilst she dared to blaze a path in a "man's world." Daring is additionally a beguiling love tale of Sheehy's tempestuous romance with and eventual satisfied marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic writer of New York journal. to boot, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate pix of many twentieth-century leaders, together with Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering charm among Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Sheehy displays on wish, ambition, and short of it all-career, love, teenagers, pals, social significance-and lays naked her significant existence passages: fake starts off and shock successes, the surprise of disasters and internal crises; betrayal in a primary marriage; lifestyles as a unmarried mom; flings of an ardent, liberated younger girl; her adoption of a moment daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the affection of her existence and their resulting years of happiness, even within the shadow of illness.

Now superior than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won event to today's younger women. Her interesting, no-holds-barred tale is a testomony to guts, resilience, smarts, and bold, and gives a daring standpoint on all of life's passages.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Gail Sheehy

Author Description: Gail Sheehy is an American author and lecturer, so much amazing for her books on lifestyles and the existence cycle. She can also be a contributor to the journal self-importance Fair.

Her 5th e-book, Passages, has been known as "a highway map of grownup life". a number of of her books proceed the topic of passages via life's phases, together with menopause and what she calls "Second Adulthood", together with Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: The Silent Passage. Her most recent ebook, intercourse and the professional girl, unearths a hidden cultural phenomenon: a surge of energy in women's intercourse and love lives after age fifty. She has additionally authored a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton titled Hillary's selection. Her novel Middletown, the United States is being tailored as a television miniseries. (from Wikipedia)

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38338

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For instance, Raden Ayu Surio Hadikusumo, a sister of Kartini, argued that girls should be prepared at school ‘to become competent in an occupation by means of which they can later become financially independent’ or to learn how to be a good housewife, able to raise children, look after the health of the family and be ‘a life-companion of an educated and civilised man’. However, as might be expected of a sister of Kartini, she did not lose the opportunity to criticise the ‘social evils’ which she believed that education of girls would help eliminate: child marriage and polygamy.

Women would need to learn to speak in public, because ‘it is an inescapable fact that the ideas of men and women differ in many respects’. She pointed to a recent meeting of the social welfare organisation Maju Kemuliaan (Noble Advancement), where women repeatedly expressed their craving for knowledge ‘so as no longer to be fooled by men about things which we women can and must know for ourselves’. Cases in point for this midwife, drawn from her own hard experience, were the ignorance of girls about sex and pregnancy, and the dangers of venereal disease.

Colonial supporters of education for girls did indeed regard it as radical in the Indonesian context, but just as we know now that Western education 38 Women and the State in Modern Indonesia in the Indies created the largely unintended consequence of nationalism among its recipients, so it seems the European proponents of schooling for girls did not foresee its full consequences. Their words and actions had quite different reverberations in the Indies than they did back in Europe, giving rise to uncertainties, contradictions and conflicts, as well as emancipatory implications for many women of that time.

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