An updated edition of Germaine Greer's revolutionary discussion of menopause, which the New York Times Book Review called "a brilliant, gutsy, exhilarating, bruising, exasperating fury of a book."
A quarter of a century after the first publication of Germaine Greer's now canonical look at women's experience later in life, the renowned feminist and prolific author updates and expands her essential book, The Change.
Despite improvements over the last few years, discussions about menopause are still hampered by a huge variance in conventional wisdom about what happens, when it happens, when it can be said to be over, and how to deal with it. After decades, the same misinformation and ineffective methods are still being widely touted and proliferating at an alarming rate due to the rise of the Internet. In this updated edition of her groundbreaking book, Greer debunks stubborn myths and presents a vital new perspective on the emotional and physical changes--including up-to-date medical details--women face today when they go through what's known as "the change."
Greer also addresses cultural changes that surround female aging today, launching a clear and necessary protest against the notion that women should shrink into the background as they grow older. She argues that menopause marks the point in a woman's life when she should be able to stop apologizing and bask in the freedom and joy that come with her later years. Witty, wise, and timely, this new edition of The Change offers a crucial twenty-first-century guide to the change that every woman faces.
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Table of Contents
1 The Undescribed Experience 9
2 No Rite of Passage 31
3 The Lucky Ones 59
4 The Unlucky Ones 85
5 All Your Own Fault 111
6 The Unavoidable Consequences 133
7 Medical Ignorance 155
8 The Treatments - Allopathic 177
9 The Treatments - Traditional 205
10 The Treatments - Alternative 231
11 Misery 259
12 Grief 289
13 Sex and the Single Crone 313
14 The Aged Wife 343
15 The Hardy Perennials 367
16 The Old Witch 389
17 Serenity and Power 411
Works Cited 437