The Madwoman in the Volvo
Loh says a prop stylist broke the plates, and we believe her.

What would we do without Sandra Tsing Loh? Her radio segments on NPR--in which she makes light of Angeleno rituals like Costco shopping and fitness fads--provide the no-holds-barred laughs we need while stuck in 101 traffic. 

Now her new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, broaches even more mind-addling topics: adultery, co-parenting and...menopause.

It just so happens that by 2015, half of America’s females will be of menopausal age. So Loh’s breezy been-there, tried-that account of her “Year of Raging Hormones” is timely. She explains that because our parents are living longer and we’re having kids later in life, our generation will experience these uncomfortable mental and physical changes during our most stressful caregiving years.

How fun! (Not.) But we devoured her droll account of her midlife crisis--with chapters like “Couples Therapy Round 117”--in a day. 

Her memoir had us feeling like we’d just had a relaxing glass of Chardonnay with our best advice-giving pal. So on May 21, we’re clearing our schedule to hear her talk about the book live.

Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; members.authorsguild.net

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