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In Menopause: A Midlife Passage, [questions about menopause] are considered in depth from a dazzling variety of angles. This is just the serious feminist discussion of menopause that I have been longing for.... its exquisite analyses renew us in ourMoreIn Menopause: A Midlife Passage, [questions about menopause] are considered in depth from a dazzling variety of angles. This is just the serious feminist discussion of menopause that I have been longing for.... its exquisite analyses renew us in our struggles to make sense of it all. --Alice Dan, Womens Review of BooksMenopause has become a hot (with or without the flashes) topic in America. Thats because a critical mass of us have reached it and are educated, aggressive, and confident enough to want to know whats happening to us, and then to talk about it.... Smart, useful, funny, Menopause: A Midlife Passage is a fine addition to the discussion, a healthy companion for this all-important life passage. --Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent, National Public RadioEditor Callahan takes anything but a trendy approach to a very trendy topic. Shes gathered essays by scholarly women who have thought through societys position on menopause and menopausal women and dont like what they see: older women denied positive portrayals in mainstream media, menopause treated by the medical establishment as if it were a disease rather than a natural occurrence, and devaluation of older women. Determined to change peoples minds with their words, these women speak both powerfully and empoweringly. A must for feminist and womens health collections. --Booklist... a bold attempt to go beyond the standard medical framing of womens experience, and to contest the notion that the menopause is straightforwardly a hormonal deficiency disease. --New Scientist... [an] entertaining and informative book that takes a very positive attitude toward the midlife passage. --Fertility NewsThis book should be required reading for all womens health care providers and anyone else doing counseling of menopausal women. --Journal of Women & AgingEssayists from various walks of life present female-defined perspectives on menopause and the passage to new physical, social, and cultural development.