Why It's Time To Talk About Menopause

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Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer and a comic and one of the few women who actually wants to talk about menopause.

Hormonal changes in her late 40s helped fuel new passions for Loh --including an extra marital affair and a very messy divorce. Loh chronicles these changes in her memoir "The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones" (excerpt below).

She tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that in the past no one would talk about menopause, including her mother.

"There mom would be, in her yellow June Cleaver apron drying the dishes, year after year, and then one day she just started hurling them."

Book Excerpt: 'The Madwoman in the Volvo'

By Sandra Tsing Loh


This segment aired on September 2, 2014.


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