Flashes: Adventures in Dating through Menopause
FLASHES is a story of coming of age again.
As author Michelle Churchill approached 50 and careened toward menopause, she uncovered secrets about herself - while also discovering sex was the best cure for hot flashes.
She could think of nothing but men & their hands on her body and went about trying to make that happen any way possible. But how does single woman living in New York City do this? More
"Hot flashes, hot and not-so-hot dates, hysterical laughing and crying. Michelle Churchill's Flashes is a reminder that whether 15 or 50, it doesn't get any easier to find a partner, especially when hormonal.”
--Suzanne Portnoy, The Butcher, The Baker, the Candlestick Maker and The Not So-Invisible Woman
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.
In Flashes, a perimenopausal Michelle Churchill swims her way through uncontrollable hot flashes as well as a sea of men in her search for Mr. Right and surprisingly discovers the most important person of all...herself. This sparkling and witty memoir has the charm and self-questioning of Bridget Jones's Diary mixed with the lust and sassiness of Sex And The City. Could a television series be on the horizon? Hollywood, take notice!
---Arthur Wooten, author of Dizzy, Leftovers and Birthday Pie