Gail Sheehy

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27, 1937
New York
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27, 1937 (age 82)
New York


Popular American author and journalist whose most notable works include biographies of Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat, and Mikhail Gorbachev. She is also known for her bestselling work, Passages.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Vermont in the 1950s and went on to receive a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Early in her career, she published "The Secret of Grey Gardens," a journalistic expose of the lives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's family members.


Her bestseller, Passages, deals with the internal and external journeys and losses of adulthood.

Family Life

She grew up in Mamaroneck, New York as the daughter of Lillian and Harold Henion. She married famous editor, Clay Felker, in 1984; together, the couple adopted a Cambodian child.

Associated With

She published a controversial article in Vanity Fair that was based on an interview in which Hillary Rodham Clinton mentioned an alleged affair between President George H.W. Bush and another woman.