Meet Author Gail Sheehy


Thursday, October 2

7:30 pm

The Friends proudly presents author and memoirist Gaily Sheehy as part of its “Meet the Author” lecture series. Sheehy, the author of the classic New York Times bestseller, Passages, returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, from iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times. Candid, insightful, and powerful, Daring: My Passages (William Morrow, September 9, 2014) is the story of the unconventional life of a writer who dared . . . to walk New York City streets with hookers and pimps to expose violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern Ireland as British paratroopers opened fire; to seek out Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat when he was targeted for death after making peace with Israel. Passages was named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our time. As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. Please join us for this special occasion on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.