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The Madwoman in the Volvo

My Year Of Raging Hormones

By Sandra Tsing Loh

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book



From an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age.


In a voice that is wry, disarming, and totally candid, Sandra Tsing Loh tells the moving and laugh-out-loud tale of her roller coaster through “the change.” This is not your grandmother’s menopause story. Loh chronicles utterly relatable, everyday perils: raising preteen daughters, weathering hormonal changes, and going through the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes also about an affair and 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 wine and Ambien, paralyzing her arm into a claw. In one outrageous chapter, a hormonal Loh finds herself trekking to her preteen daughter’s school to confront a ten-year-old bully half her size. In another she attempts to subsist on only zero-calorie noodles and the occasional fat-free yogurt in a hopeless effort to vanquish added midlife weight.

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.

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Book

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  • BIOGRAPHY Loh, Sandra, Biography

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780393088687


Format: Book
Author: Loh, Sandra Tsing
Summary: Writer, performer, and radio show host Loh "speaks ... 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"--Dust jacket cover.
Title: The madwoman in the Volvo : my year of raging hormones / Sandra Tsing Loh.
Publisher Date: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Subject: Loh, Sandra Tsing. Middle-aged women -- Biography. Women authors, American -- Biography. Menopause -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780393088687 (hardcover) 0393088685 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: B Loh
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Bib Id: 516396

Format: Book
Author: Loh, Sandra Tsing, author.
Summary: Writer, performer, and radio show host Loh "speaks ... 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"--Dust jacket cover.
Title: The madwoman in the Volvo : my year of raging hormones / Sandra Tsing Loh.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Loh, Sandra Tsing.
Subjects: Middle-aged women -- Biography.
Subjects: Women authors, American -- Biography.
Subjects: Menopause -- Biography.
LCCN: 2014002208
ISBN: 9780393088687 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393088685 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: B Loh