New Passages has ratings and 33 reviews. Christine Millions of readers literally defined their lives through Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller Passages. Here is Passages II, an upbeat, fact-filled, people-rich, but ultimately unsatisfying sequel to the bestseller. Sheehy’s earlier Passages. Instead of declining, men and women who embrace a Second Adulthood are progressing through entirely new passages into lives of deeper meaning, renewed.

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Seven years ago she set out to write a sequel, but instead she discovered a historic revolution in the adult life cycle. People are taking longer to grow up and much longer to die.

A fifty-year-old woman–who remains free of cancer and heart disease– can expect to see her ninety-second birthday. Men, too, can expect a dramatically lengthened life span. The old demarcations and descriptions of adulthood–beginning at twenty-one and ending at sixty-five–are hopelessly out of date. Bestselling author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy made history with the publication of Passageswhich was an international gaol, appearing in 28 languages.

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Census reports, Sheehy vividly dramatizes these newly developing stages. Combining the scholar’s ability to synthesize data with the novelist’s gift for storytelling, she allows us to make sense of our own lives by understanding others like us. New Passages tells us we have the ability to customize our own life cycle.

This groundbreaking work is certain to awaken and permanently alter the way we think about ourselves. It is grounded in the economic and psychological realities that make adult life so complex today. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

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Discovering the New Map of Men’s Lives. Revised and Updated Edition. Sheeby Seasons of a Man’s Life: Turning Chaos into Confidence. Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life. Ballantine Books; 1 edition May 28, Language: Start reading New Passages: Don’t have a Kindle?

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Showing of 45 reviews. Top Sheehu Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I had to buy her book because it was included in one of my Human Development courses. I appreciate her research work about how people are coping with longevity. I also appreciate that she included her own experiences.

However her book is actually about a term that she boasts she has hail and is the first one to use it and the word is ” second adulthood”. She is a journalist ,she must admit that she gaip influenced passqges other people’s researches and tried to rephrase their idea by giving it a new term.

The second adulthood also does not make sense. Joan Erickson and Erick Erickson were working on this theory,he died in but she carried on his work about the ninth stage in human life, There is a theory of gero transcendece by a Aheehy gerontologist by the name of Lars Tornstam. He had been working on the theory for two decades and was awarded in for his services I enjoyed the real work by a person who actually conceived it.

Don’t waste your money on this one. Buy the original work ,Dr. You will be amazed. One person found this helpful. The theories contained in this book about the stages of life were just not that helpful for me. The examples nee of professional people with very important gil who lost there positions of respect. I get it, but the material nsw have been presented in a much more summarized way. What also turned me away from completely reading this book was the lack of understanding of the importance that religion and faith have in gali lives.


I ended up dismissing it as a misguided attempt at finding meaning in our lives. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This update of Sheehy’s ealier work is timely and well done. She reflects the fact that roles assigned to women and men are becoming more fluid, and that our improved health and vitality has made it possible to have meaningful and productive lives throughout our entire lives, that life is not over at Great book by Gail Sheehy, expands on earlier writings in her previous Passages book about the cycles one experiences in adult life.

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Would love to read an updated version for the new century. Still, a must read book. Loved the first Passages and this author is still “right on”.

A good book, particularly if readers enjoyed the first Passages publication and have some knowledge of Sheehy’s career. See all 45 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order gaio create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Mapping Your Life Across Time.

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