Pioneering journalist and author Gail Sheehy made a career out of telling the stories of other people’s lives.
Best known for her 1976 book “Passages,” which the Library of Congress named one of the 10 most influential books of our time, Sheehy is now telling the story of her own life’s journey in a memoir, “Daring: My Passages.”
“It's so much easier to write about other people's lives,” Sheehy told “Top Line” in a recent interview. “I had to actually figure out, what did my life add up to? … But I feel much better on the other end of it. I let go of a lot of guilt. I came to really appreciate people who had been helpful to me along the way.”
Looking back at the arc of her own career, coming up as a woman practicing journalism at a time when the field was largely dominated by men, Sheehy said she would tell her younger self not to be intimidated.
“What I want to tell myself is keep going, you can make it,” Sheehy said. “Not only you can make it, but women are going to makeRead More »from Gail Sheehy: Hillary Clinton didn’t feel independent until age 53