Darcey Steinke - Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life — in conversation with Maud Casey

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In the seventeenth century, Steinke reports in her groundbreaking book on menopause, women who had hot flashes in front of others could be accused of being witches. Things have improved since then, but menopause is still a taboo subject—perhaps, Steinke speculates, because aside from women the only creatures that go through it are female killer whales. Inspired by that fact, Steinke, author of the memoir Easter Everywhere and novels including  Suicide Blonde and Jesus Saves, embarked on an exploration of the history, biology, and cultural meaning of menopause that took her from Brooklyn to Amsterdam’s red-light district and finally to the Salish Sea and a close-encounter with a whale matriarch. Steinke will be joined by Maud Casey, reading from her forthcoming book on female hysterics, The City of Incurable Women.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374156114
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - June 18th, 2019

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