Sandra Tsing Loh: The Madwoman in the Volvo

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After writing about menopause literature for a Sept. 2011 article in The Atlantic titled “The Bitch is Back”—a piece that would be named among the Best American Essays the folllowing year—Sandra Tsing Loh, an editor at the monthly magazine, began writing about her own experience going through that feminine midlife change. Those scribblings would eventually turn into The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, Loh’s hilarious, poignant new memoir about menopause and the other personal challenges she endured over a year-long period. She’s also the author of five other books: Mother on Fire, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, Aliens in America, A Year in Van Nuys and Depth Takes a Holiday: Essays From Lesser Los Angeles.

In addition to her work at The Atlantic, Loh is a performance artist and actress, has a syndicated daily minute on public radio called “The Loh Down on Science” and a weekly segment dubbed “The Loh Life.” Her latest book, like her radio work, is very personal and candid, in which she describes the things that went on around her as the grip of menopause took hold: keeping pre-teen daughters off Facebook, the end of her marriage, dealing with her 93-year-old father and an incident in which she went to Burning Man and expressed her feelings for a male friend—who had the same feelings for her—when they both had families of their own. // RANDY LOBASSO

7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. freelibrary.org

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Monday, May 12, 2014
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1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA
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