About ten years ago, the analgesic properties that my brain had been providing to my body for 50 years just stopped working. Estrogen being the faithful delivery person had now gone on strike. But this strike did not end peacefully. It ended like the Carnegie Pennsylvania Steel strike. The ovaries have been shot – they’re not coming back to work.

Here’s the title of my new book on menopause:

Is it Hot in Here, And Why Are You Such an Idiot ?