Gail Sheehy


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Gail Sheehy (born November 27, 1937) is a best-selling American author, journalist, and lecturer. She is best known for her book Passages and decoding the life cycle of Boomer women and men. Sheehy has also attracted praise for her biographies and character studies of major twentieth-century leaders, such as Hillary Clinton, both Presidents Bush, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Egyptian ... more »

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  • Democratization is not democracy; it is a slogan for the temporary liberalization handed down from an autocrat. Glasnost is not free speech; only free speech, constitutionally guaranteed, is free spee...
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937), U.S. journalist and author. "Looking for Mikhail Gorbachev," Gorbachev (1991).
  • ''The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.''
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937), U.S. journalist, author. "Looking for Mikhail Gorbachev," Gorbachev (1991).
  • The fundamental steps of expansion that will open a person, over time, to the full flowering of his or her individuality are the same for both genders. But men and women are rarely in the same place s...
    Gail Sheehy (20th century), U.S. journalist. Passages, ch. 1 (1976).
  • ''We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least.''
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937), U.S. author, critic. Passages, pt. 2, ch. 5 (1976).
  • ''There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.''
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937), U.S. author and critic. Hustling, ch. 1 (1971).
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