At long last, real and meaningful conversations surrounding the life-changing transition of menopause are occurring. For far too long, women endured this season in silence, but lately, everyone from talk show host Drew Barrymore – who recently experienced her first hot flash on-camera with Jennifer Aniston by her side – to Michelle Obama are sharing their personal experiences. A recent New York Times headline declared: Women Have Been Misled About Menopause.
When best-selling author Jancee Dunn hit her mid-40s, she was bombarded by seemingly random symptoms: rampant insomnia, spring-loaded nerves, weirdly dry mouth, and Rio Grande-level periods. After going to multiple doctors who ran test after fruitless test, she was surprised to finally discover the culprit—perimenopause. For more than two decades, Dunn had been reporting on mental and physical health. So, if she was unprepared for this, what about all the women who don’t write about health for a living?
“Hot and Bothered” is the book she wishes existed as she was scrambling for information: an empowering, research-based guide on how women can tackle this new stage of life. Menopause isn’t a disease, but a natural, normal life transition. Why, then, are we still speaking in whispers about something that affects half the earth’s population?
Through in-depth interviews with renowned menopause experts and trusted authorities, Dunn peels back the layers on this still-mystifying topic with her trademark humor and unpacks the science on both hormonal and nonhormonal treatments. She provides actionable ways to improve sleep, sex, moods, mental clarity, and skin; details the latest treatments for hot flashes; and explores the best practices to stop “peezing” (that would be peeing when you sneeze, thanks to your new urinary issues). Dunn’s clear, easy-to-follow advice will help you reclaim yourself—and fully embrace life’s next chapter.
For $35, your general admission ticket includes a signed copy of “Hot and Bothered”
For $10, you receive a general admission ticket
Writer’s Block Bookstore will also be on hand to sell additional copies of the book.
This program is presented by Jancee Dunn and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation and Writer’s Block Bookstore.
About the Presenter:
Jancee Dunn is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including How Not to hate Your Husband After Kids and her essay collection Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?, a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, writer Tom Vanderbilt, and their daughter.