The Hot Flash Club

Nancy Thayer's The Hot Flash ClubPublisher: Ballantine Books (November 23, 2004)
Available: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Meet Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, four mature women with different life styles and problems, who meet, eat, and scheme. They help each other, their friends and their grown children. They change clothes, jobs, and men. Their friendship illuminates strengths they never knew they had, and solutions they never would have dreamed of alone.

(Important note from Nancy about MAUD LEWIS: Maud Lewis, the wonderful painter mentioned briefly in The Hot Flash Club, was born in Nova Scotia, not Quebec, as I wrote during what must have been a “senior moment”! Warm apologies to all admirers of Maud Lewis. )

Praise for The Hot Flash Club

New York Times Guilty Pleasures Pick, called “Frank and entertaining”
Janet Maslin, the New York Times

“Women of a certain age. . .will chortle knowingly at her all-too-vivid depiction of the multiple tolls that age takes on the female face, form, sex life, and self-worth. Thayer lays it all out with perverse relish – aches, pains, incontinence, hormone surges, sagging this and bulging that.”
The Boston Globe