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Flash Count Diary Many Days I Believe Menopause Is The New If Long Overdue Frontier For The Most Compelling And Necessary Philosophy Darcey Steinke Is Already There, Blazing The Way This Elegant, Wise, Fascinating, Deeply Moving Book Is An Instant Classic I M About To Buy It For Everyone I Know Maggie Nelson, Author Of The ArgonautsA Brave, Brilliant, And Unprecedented Examination Of MenopauseMenopause Hit Darcey Steinke Hard First Came Hot Flashes Then Insomnia Then Depression As She Struggled To Understand What Was Happening To Her, She Slammed Up Against A Culture Of Silence And Sexism Some Books Promoted Hormone Replacement Therapy Others Encouraged Accepting The Coming Crone Beyond That, There Was Little That Offered A Path To Understanding Menopause In A Complex, Spiritual, And Intellectually Engaged Way She Felt Lost Until She Encountered A Scientific Fact That Had Escaped Her Through The Early Stages Of Dealing With This Life Change The Only Two Creatures On Earth That Go Through Menopause, She Discovered, Are Human Women And Female Killer Whales.Her Fascination With This Fact Became The Starting Point For Flash Count Diary, A Powerful Exploration Into Aspects Of Menopause That Have Rarely Been Written About, Including The Changing Gender Landscape That Reduced Levels Of Hormones Brings, The Actualities Of Transforming Desires, And The Realities Of Prejudice Against Older Women Steinke Learned That In The Seventeenth Century Women Who Had Hot Flashes In Front Of Others Could Be Accused Of Being Witches, That The Model Of Marcel Duchamp S Famoustant Donn S Was A Post Reproductive Woman, And That Seeing Whales In The Wild Can Lead To Orcagasms Flash Count Diary Takes Readers From Brooklyn To The Red Light District In Amsterdam, And Finally To A Watery Encounter With A Wild Killer Whale Matriarch In Washington State S Salish Sea Flash Count Diary Will Change The Way You Think About Menopause It S A Deeply Feminist Book, Honest About The Intimations Of Mortality That Menopause Signals But Also An Argument For The Ascendency, Beauty, And Power Of The Post Reproductive Years In Women S Lives.

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  • ebook
  • 240 pages
  • Flash Count Diary
  • Darcey Steinke
  • 25 March 2019
  • 9780374716165

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About the Author: Darcey Steinke

Darcey Steinke is the daughter of a Lutheran minister She grew up in upstate New York Connecticut Philadelphia and Roanoke, Virginia She is a graduate of Cave Spring High School, Goucher College, and the University of Virginia, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing She also completed a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University Steinke teaches creative writing at Princ

10 thoughts on “Flash Count Diary

  1. says:

    I ve found it difficult to find books or online articles about menopause that aren t heavily weighted for either favour or disdain of hormone replacement I have my personal tendency about how I would prefer to travel this path, but I ve been wanting to read personal experiences about menopause, not enter into the heavily preached on both sides fray When Farrar, Straus, and Giroux offered the ARC for review, I was impressed by the synopsis because it seemed to be very much what I ve been looking for And on the whole, it is The caveat here is that because it truly is nearly impossible to discuss this event in women s lives without including some of what is the most currently discussed medical practices surrounding it, Steinke doesn t fail to include her opinion Not that she shouldn t have not that I expected her not to do this Just a heads up to other women who may be looking for the same sort of reading I have been seeking She includes the fascinating history of how hormone replacement became a standard practice in the United States and statistics studies of associated risks However, this isn t solely about all of that Instead, this memoir is a wildly hybrid accounting of history, science, spirituality, nature, medicine, folklore, advertising, and, above all, deeply personal memoir There s a lot of conflict here an example is that Steinke relate...

  2. says:

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Really good book Sad that there is so little research on menopause This illustrates how half the human race has to just improvise dealing with it The idea that it is a problem that needs solving is so frustrating.

  3. says:

    There s a lot to like about Darcey Steinke s book Flash Count Diary, most especially it s piercing critique of the medicalization of menopause, the transformation of a normal life event into a disease to be cured Her skewering of men particular those who are doctors who believe menopause is all about dried up vaginas is particularly on point Her quest to connect with other animals who experience menopause is also quite moving.But a couple of things didn t sit right with me First, Steinke talks about becoming androgynous with menopause, and feeling increasingly outside the binary of male and female She does not, in saying this, claim a non binary or trans identity, but she does use the stories of non binary and trans individuals to bolster her point that a change in hormones means a change in self I was deeply uncomfortable with Steinke using the stories of trans and non binary individuals hormonal transitions to prop up her feelings about menopause While Steinke would argue there is a great deal of common ground between menopausal women who are trying to grow used to a new self and trans and non binary folk deciding on hormonal transition to bring their bodies into accord with their self, I don t think it holds up And there are power differ...

  4. says:

    Really interesting perspective on menopause and our cultural relationship with aging women The premise was to link human menopause to animals and the natural world, but I didn t find that part satisfying I did enjoy her musings and research on femininity and old age.

  5. says:

    It s about damn time.

  6. says:

    Flash Count Diary is a new story about the menopause Every woman should read this Flash Count Diary Most books are about how to get rid of hot flushes, but there s nothing on the scientific and self help of menopause This book goes into what happened to Darcey Steinke during the nights when hot flashes occurred And what other remedies are out there on the market The saddest thing is the terrible jokes that are said about men...

  7. says:

    4.5 stars In a book that s both intensely personal and widerangingly literary, scientific and political, Stienke wrestles with the changes menopause has wrought in her as well as cultural denigration of postmenopa...

  8. says:

    If you are in menopause or peri menopause or really if you re a woman at any stage of life, read this book This is a collection of thoughtful and thought provoking chapters that have me thinking about my body, my femininity, and my humanity in new ways.

  9. says:

    This book is a refreshing and different look at menopause in that it never once suggests that menopause is a disease that needs to be treated with HT.

  10. says:

    I don t read books about childrearing and menopause because they are inherently interesting, but because I am desperate for help, and this book did not help If anything, it just shows that you have to write your own way out I am well acquainted with the hate and disregard our society has toward aging women...

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