The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (Paperback)

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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 the ups and downs of a career and a relationship. She writes also about an affair and the explosion of her marriage, while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad. The upbeat conclusion: it does get better.

About the Author

Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and performer. Her work has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and This American Life. Her book The Madwoman and the Volvo was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. Loh lives in Pasadena, California.

Praise For…

Reads like a weekend away with the best friend you ever had—blazingly vulnerable, scorchingly smart, and funny as hell.
— Cheryl Strayed

[Reading this book] I laughed maniacally, nodded in empathy, hooted, teared up, and laughed some more.
— Mary Roach, author of Gulp

Loh is such an engaging writer she manages to make this extremely difficult time hilarious.
— Judith Newman

Loh is that rare writer who is howlingly funny on the surface and subtly brilliant just beneath…Goes down like cheap wine—fast and furiously—yet at the end, instead of a hangover, you have a bold and beautiful new view of life.
— Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone and editor of The Bitch in the House
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393351095
ISBN-10: 0393351092
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 4th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English