Flashes is a story of coming of age again. While discovering that sex was the best cure for hot flashes, she also uncovered the secrets she had hidden from herself.
As author Michelle Churchill approached her 50th birthday, she found herself careening toward menopause. Suddenly, she could think of nothing but men - about their hairy bodies, their legs and how their hands would feel running up and down her own body. She had an ever-present desire to have male contact in any way she could. So, how does a single woman living in New York City accomplish this? The author turned to her computer, the only thing she’d had a true relationship with in the past decade and signed up for every online dating service she could find.
Flashes tells the story of those adventures through a series of dates, from the young man who pretended to be a senior citizen to date older women to the guy who showed up for a first date carrying a bag of sex toys. With passionate wit, Churchill examines how she got to middle age alone and where she’s going.
©2013 Michelle Churchill (P)2013 Audio Realms Publishing Company
The author told her story in a very interesting manner and did a nice job with the narration. Once I started this book, it was difficult to put down until I finished it.
How the author labels each of her dates.
She has a very pleasant voice and used nice inflections when appropriate.
Just how much of an emotional effect menopause has on women. Before this, I had no idea.
Highly recommend this book.
I would not read or listen to another book by this author. I expected some kind of humorous insight about dating and midlife and it was just not very interesting or funny. I did not understand the idea of a "smart cocktail" but she used the term every time she had a drink and she had plenty to drink!
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