I saw this listed as an e-proof yesterday, applied for it, recieved it and now I have finished reading it. So you could say this was a book which was written with me in mind…..And don’t look away – even if this isn’t happening to you/going to happen to you it will be affecting your partner/mum/sister/check-out operator at Aldi.
This is a lighthearted look at the pains and perils of the menopause. The author knows what she is talking about – she is a comedian, teacher and physical trainer – and I for one found it pretty funny yet full of useful advice. In fact, it is all the sensible things you know you should do (eating healthily, doing exercise, keeping a good sense of humour), but served up in a light and palatable way.
I’ve highlighted a few choice phrases – my favourite is probably ‘my inner goddess is more of a Medusa’ although I tend to live by ‘I have found the cure for hot flushes. Chocolate! Does it work? I don’t know and as long as I have chocolate, I don’t care’. But all of us could probably do with remembering the words of Lauren Bacall (who certainly looked pretty good at whatever age) ‘I am not a has-been, I’m a will-be’.
The book isn’t out until December but I reckon it could save a few fireworks on Christmas day so look out for it…