In your senior year of high school, when you have attitude piled on attitude, your behavior is dismissed. “Senioritis,” everyone says.
But when you’re a menopausal woman, if you throw hissy fits and behave badly, you’re not so quickly excused.
Sandra Loh writes of her bad, bad year in her new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones.
From an affair to the end of her marriage to dealing with daughters to caring for an eccentric dad, she tells it all, and throws in her menopausal woes to boot!
In The Madwoman in the Volvo Loh speaks hilariously and honestly about her life as a mother, a daughter, and an artist. She recounts her journey through a tumultuous time of life, trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal—and that means physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—change. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.
Along with her own madcap menopausal adventures and musings, Loh does a superb job of analyzing the bible of menopause, Christiane Northrup’s The Wisdom of Menopause.
A writer and performer, Sandra Tsing Loh is a contributing editor to The Atlantic and host of the syndicated radio show The Loh Down on Science. She lives in Pasadena, California.
Giveway: The publisher has sent Friend for the Ride a galley copy of The Madwoman in the Volvo. Post a comment by June 25 saying you’d like to win. I’ll choose a winner with the random integer generator (which is how I always choose the winner).