Sheehy is the author of sixteen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our time. As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York Magazine and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984. She is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen’s Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism and three-time winner or finalist for National Magazine Awards. A popular lecturer, she was named AARP’s Caregiver Ambassador in 2009. In 2013, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Books for a Better Life.