The Madwoman in the Volvo
My Year of Raging Hormones
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.
- May 2015
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 288 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“Reads like a weekend away with the best friend you ever had—blazingly vulnerable, scorchingly smart, and funny as hell.” — Cheryl Strayed
“Loh here goes bravely to the heart of her book's mystery, which is every memoir's mystery: how did I get this way?…[It] does what memoir ought to do: it reminds the reader she's not alone.” — Claire Dederer, Los Angeles Review of Books
“[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, New York Times Book Review
“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