The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 1.4 X 9.2 inches | 1.01 pounds

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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 in the Volvo was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014. Loh lives in Pasadena, California.
[A] brave and witty memoir.--Judith Newman
[Reading this book] I laughed maniacally, nodded in empathy, hooted, teared up, and laughed some more. And while you could make the case that with a menopausal woman, that could have happened even had I spent the time gardening, in this case I am pretty certain it was the author's doing.--Mary Roach
Does what every memoir ought to do: it reminds the reader she's not alone.--Claire Dederer
Loh is that rare writer who is howlingly funny on the surface and subtly brilliant just beneath. Here, she turns her eagle eye to her own midlife "crises": motherhood, marriage, men (old and young), and madness of all kinds--not least her own. 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
The Madwoman in the Volvo reads like a weekend away with the best friend you ever had--blazingly vulnerable, scorchingly smart, and funny as hell. It's both an intimate portrait of one woman as she approaches menopause and a full-throated cultural howl about what it means to be female and forty or fifty or sixty something in America today. I was filled with recognition as I read the book's first pages and flooded with gratitude by the end. . . . A beautiful book you're going to miss after you've read the last page.--Cheryl Strayed