The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

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Hardcover, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2014, ISBN13 9780393088687, ISBN10 0393088685
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A writer, performer, and contributing editor to "The Atlantic" humorously chronicles her experiences going through menopause while dealing with the end of her marriage, her preteen daughters, and the hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old father.

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A writer, performer, and contributing editor to "The Atlantic" humorously chronicles her experiences going through menopause while dealing with the end of her marriage, her preteen daughters, and the hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old father.

Middle-aged women are America's largest demographic group, and they are juggling caregiving, work, and relationships while going through hormonal changes--at a time of life when ancient tribeswomen went to a cave to be alone. In this moving and at times laugh-out-loud memoir, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the story of her personal roller coaster. It included an affair with a married man, the explosion of her marriage, the pressures of keeping her daughters off Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad, and a despairing withdrawal to a tiny cabin where she combined too much wine and Ambien, paralyzing her arm into a claw. Surprisingly, deeper research into the biological science of menopause suggests that this was all normal. Loh deduces that this midlife "madness" is less about menopause than about the madness of the world: trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) change. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.

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Number of Pages: 283
Original Languages: English
Author: Loh, Sandra Tsing
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9780393088687
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0393088685
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