By Bette Lee Crosby / December 10, 2011

I met Anne through a mutual friend on Linked-in. Our friend mentioned that Anne’s book had zoomed its way into the Barnes & Noble top ten, so I dashed over to take a look. One glance at the cover and I fell in love with the book—I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle thinking it would
be a satire about NY life. That’s where the surprise came in.

The story is a delightful excursion into the life of Elie, a Jewish woman who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, has a great job and a wealthy husband; then life as she has known it seems to fall apart and Elie begins to discover the truth of her life. This is not a tale of woe; it is story of friendships, overcoming adversity, believing in yourself, dusting off old loves and making dreams come true. Anne used the colorful Yiddish words known to most New Yorkers throughout the book and they added a genuine feeling that she’s been there and done that. But, this is not the story of Anne’s life nor is Elie a personification of Anne—she simply convinces the reader otherwise. Menopause in Manhattan is a multi-layered story that is a must-read for anyone staring fifty in the face.

Menopause in Manhattan is Anne’s first novel, but not her first foray into writing.  She has worked as a Journalist and written a number of unique cookbooks, including “Pomegranates” which made it onto the New York Times list.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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