One might imagine that a clinical psychologist and trauma counselor would be unusually self-aware in times of pain and transition, and from that very expert lens comes this healing journey that will leave the reader with tears of sorrow – and laughter. Dr. Gail Feldman may have seen it all before in her patients, but no amount of prior knowledge could prepare her for the impact of a series of bodily and emotional shocks: a divorce after 35 years of marriage, a subsequent relationship that imploded with upending revelations, and a skiing accident that resulted in broken bones and a head injury. Both deeply personal and universally relatable, Dr. Feldman tells not only her own story, but that of the mythological heroine archetype. Midlife Crash Course stands as an inspirational missive for women who have been stopped, stunned, left, lost, wounded – women who wonder what’s next. The climatic endings and ensuing pursuit for new beginnings that characterize midlife journeys are recounted, tussled with, reveled in – uniquely and unflinchingly honest, Dr. Feldman’s latest book is a reminder that as we all suffer, so shall we recover.