Patt Morrison for June 18, 2010

Gail Sheehy, “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence”

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Literary journalist Gail Sheehy's newest book "Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence"

If there was a guide for every stage in life, would you follow it? Gail Sheehy, a literary journalist and author of 15 books, has chronicled some of the most complex stages of life in her books “Passages” and Menopause: The Silent Passage. But in her latest book, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, Sheehy taps into the life of caregivers, looking to her own experience with caring for her husband as a step-by-step journey. Passages in Caregiving highlights the eight ‘passages’ Sheehy feels constitute the universal experience in caregiving and hopes to be a guide for those living as a caregiver. But are Sheehy’s strategies and experiences really universal, when many families struggle to even may the medical bills?


Gail Sheehy, literary journalist; contributing editor to Vanity Fair; author of 16 books, including Passages and a biography of Hillary Clinton titled Hillary’s Choice.

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