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Twisting the Plot

Dec 10, 2019

On this week’s podcast, we speak with Darcey Steinke, author of Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life. When menopause hit, she set out on a quest to better understand what was happening to her body and her identity as a woman.  The result is an extraordinary memoir that is more than personal.  It is a cultural quest to examine menopause through the lens of science, history, animal nature, and supernatural and patriarchal systems of belief.  For Darcey, hot flashes became a conduit to self-discovery.  Perhaps menopause is more than just a cluster of symptoms, but rather something vast and deep for us to experience.

Darcey is also the author of Easter Everywhere and five novels: Sister Golden Hair, Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water.

Flash Count Diary is available on Amazon or at your local book store.