Off the Rag: Lesbians Writing on Menopause by Lee Lynch

cover of the book Off the Rag: Lesbians Writing on MenopauseOff the Rag: Lesbians Writing on Menopause by Lee Lynch
Genre: Anthology – Nonfiction; Health
Copyright Year: 1996
Published: 1996
Publisher: New Victoria Publishers
Editor: Lee Lynch
Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 234
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ISBN: 9780934678773
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An anthology of some of the best lesbian writers offering a powerful view of their menopausal lives. — From Booklist As the baby boomers hit 50, more and more books speak to an issue formerly mentioned in whispers: menopause. Editors Lynch and Woods add to such tomes an anthology that is the result of Lynch’s inability to find information on menopause that addressed her concerns as a lesbian. In it, nationally known writers including Sarah Dreher, Karla Jay, and Valerie Taylor take up various aspects of this life change, offering their thoughts on the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and on hot flashes, sexual desire, and freedom from menstruation. Particularly interesting are Joan Nestle’s piece on sex after 50, Connie Panzarino’s discussion of menopause’s interaction with her disability (spinal muscular atrophy), and Shelly Roberts’ wittily self-deprecating account of her surprise at her own change of life (‘When you live in the tropics, . . . dripping is not an unusual avocation, so it is hard, exactly, to pinpoint the actual onset of symptoms’ ). Whitney Scott
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