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March-April 2017

REVIEW: Anthology explores the underreported topic of menopause

Inside Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin's Writing Menopause

Courtney Dickson@dicksoncourtney


Writing Menopause
By Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin
Inanna Publications, $25.95

Writing Menopause is a revolutionary collection of work passionately and bravely confronting menopause, a topic society tends to avoid. Featuring several types of writing, editors Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin expertly assemble a meaningful collection written from a diverse cross-section of North Americans. Though the styles and the writers are so varied, the book flows seamlessly from one piece to the next. The writers explore every aspect of this phase in life, from perimenopause to hot flashes, and the feeling of loss to the stigma menopause has on a person’s mental state. The anthology sets the stage for future public conversations about the end of menstruation.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the anthology’s contributors were all Canadian. This regrets the error.

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