Author(s): Alyssa Dweck
Everything you always wanted to know about being a woman, but didn't know whom to ask Breaking the mold on women's health guides, The Woman's A to Z for Your V tells women of all ages what they need to know about their own unique health as a woman. Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The book covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond. The friendly and funny voice along with accessible illustrations make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides. Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Woman's A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.
Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, is a full-time practicing OB/GYN at the Mount Kisco Medical Group in Westchester County, New York. She provides care to women of all ages and has delivered thousands of babies. A graduate of Barnard College, she has a master's degree in human nutrition from Columbia University and a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, now named Drexel University. Dr. Dweck trained at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where she was Chief Resident in 1994. Dr. Dweck is on the Health Advisory Board of Family Circle magazine and contributed regularly to YM magazine, in a series called "Paging Dr. Dweck." She writes prolifically, contributing to Cosmopolitan, SHAPE, Family Circle, Health, Women's Health and Girl's Life in print in addition to online sites including MORE.com, Foxnews.com, WomensHealthOnline.com, EverydayHealth.com, Parents.com, SheKnows.com, Shape.com, and PhillyNews.com. She was a research assistant for Dr. Joyce Brothers. Dr. Dweck is an accomplished triathlete who also enjoys sports cars in her "spare" time. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, with her husband, their two sons, and their English bull dog. Visit her at drdweck.com.