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Silent Passage, The

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Silent Passage, The

by Sheehy, Gail

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New York: Pocket Books - Simon & Schuster Inc., 1993. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Edges Lightly Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. NEW, EXPANDED EDITION OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Gail Sheehy, Author of the phenomenal bestseller Passages. SUB-TITLE: menopause. BOOK NUMBER: 79931-2. COVER PHOTO BY: Carin Riley. CONTENTS: Introduction; Author's Note; THE NEED TO KNOW AND THE FEAR OF KNOWING "You're Not Old Enough"; When You Least Expect It; Deal or Deny?; Mother Doesn't Always Know Best; Evolution and the Victorian Hangover; Women Entering the Enlightened Age; Doctors Still in the Dark Ages; The Hysterectomy Trap; Cinderella Hits Menopause; Boomers' Gift to Women; The "What About Me?" Syndrome; Across Color, Class, and Culture Lines; THE PERIMENOPAUSE PANIC Dancing Around Depression; "Stress Menopause"; Menopause Moms; Sex and the Change-of-Life Lover; Educating Your Man; THE MENOPAUSE GATEWAY Partnering Yourself Through a Natural Menopause; The Hidden Thieves; The Cheating Heart; Embezzled Bone; Has Anyone Seen My Memory?; Dangerous Breasts; Should I or Shouldn't I?; Cost-Benefits or Hormone Replacement Therapy; Do I Have to Stay on Hormones Forever?; Help Is on the Way; COALESCENCE Extra-Sexual Passions; Wisewoman Power; Emptying and Refilling; Postscript; Index. SYNOPSIS: THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PASSAGES RETURNS WITH A MYTH-SHATTERING INVESTIGATION OF AMERICA'S LAST TABOO: menopause. In this landmark bestseller that took America by storm, Gail Sheehy set out to erase the stigma of menopause and "render normalcy to a normal physical process." She wrote frankly about her own experiences and uncovered the frustrations of women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds who have long suffered in silence. Now, in this expanded edition, Gail Sheehy discusses the candid reactions of women across the country and adds startling evidence of increased mental energy and sexual vitality in post-menopausal women. She presents essential new information on menopause, African-American women's experiences, Chinese medicine and natural remedies, male menopause, and more. New light is shed on the debate between anti-estrogen feminists such as Germaine Greer, and women who praise hormone replacement therapy. Candid, enlightening, and inspiring, The Silent Passage places menopause within the cycle of life as "the gateway to a second adulthood." For every woman who has experiences, or is experiencing, menopause - and the millions of baby-boomers who will soon face it - The Silent Passage is sure to be a touchstone. Gail Sheehy is the author of ten books, including her landmark work, Passages. In a 1991 Library of Congress and Book-of-the-Month Club survey of the books that have most influenced people's lives, Passages was listed in the top ten. It was followed by Pathfinders, another bestseller by Ms. Sheehy, which drew on a study of sixty thousand Americans, presenting portraits of men and women who emerged victorious from the predictable crises or accidents of life. Ms. Sheehy has also written Lovesounds (a novel), Speed Is of the Essence, Panthermania, Hustling, Spirit of Survival, Character: America's Search for Leadership, and The Man Who Changed the World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Ms. Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and is now a contributing editor of Vanity Fair. She is the mother of two daughters and lives in New York City with her husband, publisher and editor Clay Felker.. Third Edition 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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Silent Passage, The
Sheehy, Gail
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Third Edition 1st Printing
Pocket Books - Simon & Schuster Inc.
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Date Published
Health,Women's Health
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For a good portion of the 1990's, our family was interested in the idea of entering the used book business. We are all avid readers, book lovers, and book collectors who cannot pass a bookstore without popping in. Family trips to the library and our local used bookstore were a regularity while growing up. With each of us having interests in different genres (with a little overlapping here and there), we cover a lot of bases. The thought of having a store of our own was appealing, and the hunt was on - both for stock and a location.
We thought to combine under one roof many different things that would appeal to readers and book lovers. Not only used books, but some new items as well. Bookmarks (to ward off dog-eared pages), bookends (to keep those out-of-control collections under control), bookplates (to label books on the "Can I borrow that?" circuit to ensure that they always found their way home), book repair tape (to lend a helping hand to collectors with tattered favourites in their collections), and so on. With an interest in book-themed knick knacks as well, we had two sides to our would-be business: books and knick-knacks. Hence the business was born.
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But times, people, places, and lives change and after several years in our storefront we made a change of our own - in 2004 we relocated to the internet. Now a home-based business in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, we are gradually bringing our inventory online here.
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