Gail Sheehy Death – U.S Author and Journalist Dies at 83.
Gail Sheehy, a star journalist at New York magazine and a writer of creative nonfiction who examined cultural shifts and societal trends, in part by exploring the interior lives of public figures, died on Monday at 83 , according to a statement posted online on Aug. 25, 2020 by the New York Times
The University of Vermont also honored her life and legacy in a statement posted on social media.
Today we remember #UVM alumna Gail Sheehy ’58, who passed away at age 83. A pioneering journalist and bestselling author, her 1976 book “Passages” was named one of the 10 most influential books of our time by the Library of Congress. More on Sheehy: on.uvm.edu/KfEH50B8NVd
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
It was an honor to publish Gail Sheehy’s Passages. She was an inspiring writer, star journalist, and valuable member of the literary community. In a 2016 commencement speech at the University of Vermont she asked, “Are you ready to go out and change the world?” She certainly did. https://t.co/qz9TkOUwXC
— Dutton Books (@DuttonBooks) August 25, 2020
Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, it seemed like every home came with one of these. What were these mysterious “predictable crises of adult life”? Gail Sheehy RIP. https://t.co/UNOu2ogFEK pic.twitter.com/xR2b5XVA3e
— Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) August 25, 2020
RIP Gail Sheehy. Here’s The NYTBR review of her 1988 book CHARACTER America’s Search for Leadership. (Sheehy’s editor at Vanity Fair wrote a spirited letter to the editor in response.) https://t.co/pkJCv8a4U0
— Pamela Paul (@PamelaPaulNYT) August 25, 2020
Barbara Abrahams wrote
My condolences to Gail’s family. I was very privileged to meet and spend some time with Gail at Rancho La Puerta. She was a caring and humble soul.
Brenda Brand Bates wrote
Odd, I was just thinking about the book Passages this morning. So sad. Prayers for her and her loved ones.
Bette Boyarin Koller wrote
RIP Gail! You were one of my literary heroes!
Pat Macabello Shanbrun wrote
I just finished reading an article about her and her dog in the AARP magazine! So sad.
Jim Huddleston wrote
Our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of author Gail Sheehy.
Linda Totty wrote
Thank you dear soul – you helped countless people in pain.