Understanding Men's Passages: Discovering The New Map Of Men's Lives

Paperback | May 4, 1999

byGail Sheehy

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Her stunning bestsellers Passages and New Passages brilliantly mapped the changes we live through from youth to maturity. Now Gail Sheehy guides contemporary men through the turbulent challenges and surprising pleasures that begin at forty. As a man crosses that threshold, he is bound to ask midlife's most troubling question: Now what? Work anxieties, concerns over sexual potency, marital and family stress, issues of power, all take on new urgency as men contemplate the decades ahead. But as Gail Sheehy reveals in this major new book, midlife is precisely the period when men are most likely to reinvent themselves and become masters of their fate. In Understanding Men's Passages, Sheehy offers all men--and the women in their lives--an essential guide to self-discovery.

Hundreds of bold, imaginative men--celebrities as well as everyday heroes--share here their most intimate desires, deepest fears, and most fervent cravings for renewal. Decade by decade, Sheehy uncovers the real issues facing men today: finding new passion and purpose to invigorate the second half of their lives, dealing with "manopause," surviving job change, enjoying post-nesting zest, defeating depression, and learning what keeps a man young.

Informative and inspiring, grounded in fact and full of fascinating life stories, Understanding Men's Passages is a landmark that will take its place beside Gail Sheehy's epoch-making Passages and New Passages.

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Gail Sheehy takes a revealing look at the many changes and opportunities men face in their 40s and after. Modern men will benefit from the advice gathered in this informative, life-enhancing guide. Understanding Men's Passages: Discovering the New Map of Men's Lives covers the issues of sexual potency, stress, anxiety, power and so muc...

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Her stunning bestsellers Passages and New Passages brilliantly mapped the changes we live through from youth to maturity. Now Gail Sheehy guides contemporary men through the turbulent challenges and surprising pleasures that begin at forty. As a man crosses that threshold, he is bound to ask midlife's most troubling question: Now what?...

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Her stunning bestsellers Passages and New Passages brilliantly mapped the changes we live through from youth to maturity. Now Gail Sheehy guides contemporary men through the turbulent challenges and surprising pleasures that begin at forty. As a man crosses that threshold, he is bound to ask midlife's most troubling question: Now what?...

Millions of readers defined their lives through Gail Sheehy's landmark work, Passages, and through its bestselling sequel, New Passages. Among her twelve books is the huge international bestseller that broke the taboo around menopause, The Silent Passage. Ms. Sheehy is also a political journalist and contributing editor to Vanity Fair....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:May 4, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345406907

ISBN - 13:9780345406903

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want to understand the men in your life... ...then read this book! Men go throught very similar experiences as women, but many aren't prepared or equipped to handle the changes that come with age. I
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Gail Sheehy takes a revealing look at the many changes and opportunities men face in their 40s and after. Modern men will benefit from the advice gathered in this informative, life-enhancing guide. Understanding Men's Passages: Discovering the New Map of Men's Lives covers the issues of sexual potency, stress, anxiety, power and so much more. Sheehy is also the best-selling author of Passages and New Passages.

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"Sheehy's advice, bolstered with demographic research, group interviews, medical commentary and personal testimony, is tough and wise."--The New York Times Book Review"SHEEHY HAS DONE IT AGAIN: engaged in a good deal of research, interviewed many of the right people, and then produced a beautifully readable, very useful guide to important aspects of adult human development. . . . The cumulative mass of her information, observations, and anecdotes is immensely impressive."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Her book will encourage and comfort many men, who--reluctant to confide in their friends or even in their wives--had imagined they were the only ones disheartened and confused by the thorny, arduous path from one stage of life to another."--People