Moody Bitches by Julie Holland (used paperback)

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This is a really good/important book. Here's something I wrote about it:

This is basically a lifestyle book written by a medical doctor who also happens to be a stoner. Her biggest suggestions are all pretty standard–get off your phone, go outside more, eat real food, smoke weed, be present, and wean yourself off whatever pills you’re on.
Most interesting thing for me was how the adrenaline you get from being with someone you love puts you on high alert, to the point that sleep and food are optional. That’s me to the max lol. The stuff about about reproductive potential was good too. Like that people have cuckhold/gangbang fantasies for the same reasons why men find good mothers so attractive–has all to do with fertility and the survival of the species.

Here's a general description:

As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem, an annoyance to be stuffed away. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are a finely tuned feedback system that allows us to be more empathic, intuitive, and aware of our own capabilities. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents.
 
Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions with psychiatric drugs whose effects are more far-reaching than most of us realize. And even if we don’t pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues we face.
 
Psychiatrist Julie Holland knows there is a better way. In Moody Bitches, she shares insider information about the drugs we’re being offered and the direct link between food and mood, and she offers practical advice on sex, exercise, and sleep strategies, as well as some surprisingly effective natural therapies. In the tradition of Our Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide will forge a much needed new path in women’s health—and offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.