The Upgrade: How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond


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6.4 X 9.5 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Louann Brizendine, MD, is the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, founder of UCSF's Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic and New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain. She lives in Sausalito, California with her husband.


"Dr. Louann Brizendine's The Upgrade is uplifting and upbeat about the physical, mental, and social health of women in the upper chamber of the life cycle. As she did in The Female Brain (a bible for all women), Dr. Brizendine writes clearly and jauntily, this time explaining why, generally, we get happier as we age. The Upgrade is an engrossing read, rich with science and psychology and hopefulness."--Leslie Stahl, correspondent, 60 Minutes

"This fine book integrates information from many fields of studies. It is holistic, filled with useful insights, and inspiring. Brizendine is one of America's great cultural educators."--Mary Pipher, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Women Rowing North

"Dr. Brizendine is a trailblazer and in her groundbreaking, science-backed new book, she not only shows how much we can do naturally to optimize the menopausal brain but also explains why the mature brain is so much better than what came before. Read this book and you'll learn how to seize the possibilities afforded by your amazing brain."--Anna Cabeca, DO, bestselling author of The Hormone Fix and MenuPause

"The author's mastery of scientific research impresses, as does her accessible and authoritative delivery. Blending academic rigor with self-help practicability, this is an optimistic and well-observed take on the benefits of life's second half for women."--Publishers Weekly