World-renowned author, journalist, and lecturer, Gail Sheehy’s 17 books have changed the way millions of people understand the stages of their lives. Her 1976 book, Passages, was named by the Library of Congress “one of the ten most influential books of our times.” Passages remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for over three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages.
In her 50 years as a writer, Sheehy has covered national and world leaders, broken cultural taboos, and interviewed thousands of people. Gail is one of New York magazine’s founding writers and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She culminated a decade of following Hillary Clinton for VF with the biography, Hillary’s Choice, which explores the ambitions, vulnerabilities, and race for redemption that drives the world’s most public woman. Sheehy has probed the character and psychology of presidential candidates from Robert Kennedy to both Presidents Bush, to Barack Obama and world leaders from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein.
Sheehy’s work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Daily Beast, Politico, Vogue, Jezebel. In her most recent book, the New York Times best-selling memoir Daring: My Passages, Gail turns the passages lens on her own personal and professional life.