The Silent Passage: Revised and Updated Edition

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Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy, a member of the board of the New York Menopause Research Foundation, has been at the forefront of the newest research on menopause. She has also continued to interview countless women throughout the country on the subject. In this updated and expanded edition, she presents essential new data in chapters on The Perimenopause Panic, Menopause ...
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Overview

Gail Sheehy's landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy, a member of the board of the New York Menopause Research Foundation, has been at the forefront of the newest research on menopause. She has also continued to interview countless women throughout the country on the subject. In this updated and expanded edition, she presents essential new data in chapters on The Perimenopause Panic, Menopause in the Workplace, Estrogen and Brainpower, and New Frontiers in Treatment. Candid, enlightening, inspiring, and witty, with the latest information on everything from early menopause to Chinese medicine and natural remedies, The Silent Passage is an indispensable reference for every woman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451607420
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 233,239
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail  Sheehy

Gail Sheehy, the author of eleven hooks including her most recent work, New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time, is best known for her landmark work, Passages, named in a 1991 Library of Congress survey among the top ten books that have most influenced people's lives.

One of the original contributors to New York magazine, Ms. Sheehy is also a political journalist and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She is the mother of two daughters and divides her time between New York City and Berkeley, California, where she lives with her husband, Clay Felker, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, school of journalism.

Biography

Bestselling author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy has changed the way millions of people throughout the world look at their lives. Her original landmark work, Passages, made history, remaining on The New York Times bestseller list for more than three years and appearing in 28 languages. A Library of Congress survey named Passages one of the ten most influential books of our time.

In other recent bestsellers, New Passages and Understanding Men's Passages, Sheehy revisited the stages of adult life and mapped out a completely new frontier -- Second Adulthood. In The Silent Passage, Sheehy broke the taboo surrounding menopause and opened a dialogue vital to maturing women's health. The book presents a common-sense approach for managing the 20-year transition from early peri-menopause to the lengthened stage of post-menopause. She culminated a decade of Hillary-observing with the biography, Hillary's Choice, soon to be a two hour movie on A&E. Exploring the life of one of the nation's most intriguing women, Sheehy raises fundamental questions for every woman juggling career, family and personal ambition.

Sheehy's next book will be about a whole new universe of lusty, liberated women over 50 and their experiences in sex, love, dating, new dreams, marriage, and remarriage. It will be published by Random House in early 2006.

A graduate of the University of Vermont, Sheehy received a graduate fellowship to Columbia University where she studied under anthropologist Margaret Mead, who became her mentor. As a literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders.

Sheehy is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism, most recently for her 2001 Vanity Fair article "September Widows." The American Psychological Association recently presented a presidential citation to Sheehy for "her unique ability to combine journalism and psychology." Other honors include the National Magazine Award, the Penny-Missouri Journalism Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Race Relations (which she earned for her book, Spirit of Survival). She is one of the founders of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, and recently launched a Writing Scholars Community for re-entry students at the University of California, Berkeley. For more information on Sheehy, please visit her website: www.gailsheehy.com.

Sheehy resides in New York and California.

Biography courtsy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Sheehy is the mother of two daughters: Maura, a psychologist and writer, and Mohm, an artist and art therapist.

Some of her favorite activities include writing plays, playing with her grandson Declan, and traveling with her husband, Clay Felker, professor at the Felker Magazine Center at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York City and Berkeley, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 27, 1937
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Columbia School of Journalism

Table of Contents

Introduction

Author's Note

The Need to Know and the Fear of Knowing

"You're Not Old Enough"

When You Least Expect It

Cinderella Hits Menopause

Deal or Deny?

Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

Monkeying with Evolution

Whose Menopause Is It Anyway?

Is There a Male Menopause?

Menopause in the Workplace

Human Resource Professionals on the Front Lines

The Perimenopausal Panic

Early Signs

Best Defenses

Silent Changes

Dancing Around Depression

From the Pits to the Peak

"Stress Menopause"

Menopause Moms

Sex and the Change-of-Life-Lover

The "Who Needs Men?" Argument

Sex and the Single Woman of a Certain Age

Testosterone for Women

Vaginal Estrogen

Educating Your Man

Estrogen and Brainpower

Has Anyone Seen My Memory?

Growing and Regenerating Brain

Where to Find Your Memory

The Menopause Gateway

Partnering Yourself Trough a Natural Menopause

The Hidden Thieves

The Cheating Heart

Embezzled Bone

Dangerous Breasts

What Is Your Lifetime Estrogen Budget?

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Should I or Shouldn't I?

Best Bets

Outgrown Worries

Asking the Right Questions

The Weight-Gain Conundrum

Do I Have to Stay on Hormones Forever?

A New Regimen for Postmenopause

New Frontiers in Treatment

Making Your Choice

Cultural Catch-Up

Doctors Coming out of the Dark Ages

The Hysterectomy Trap

The "What About Me?" Syndrome

Across Color, Class, and Culture Lines

Postmenopause and Coalescence

Extra-Sexual Passions

Wisewoman Power

Emptying and Refilling

Postscript

Index

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