Gail Sheehy, Journalist, Author and Social Observer, Dies at 83
Katharine Q. Seelye
In a raft of books, notably “Passages,” she examined cultural transformations as well as the interior lives of public figures.
I will forever be grateful to Gail Sheehy, who paved the way for me and so many others. She helped make New York Magazine New York Magazine. ❤️
Gail Sheehy, a journalist who plumbed the interior lives of public figures for clues to their behavior and examined societal trends as signposts of cultural change, has died at 83
“When you hear about a great cultural phenomenon.. drop everything. Get on a bus or train or plane and go there, stand at the edge of the abyss, and look down into it. You will see a culture turned inside out and revealed in a raw state.” RIP Gail Sheehy.
Gail Sheehy, Journalist, Author and Social Observer, Dies at 83 - The New York Times