One of the best books on a difficult subject
The book "does two important things. I guides women through a stressful time with its essential enlightening information, and it makes a convincing argument that the change of life can be the beginning of someting positive." -People (from the cover)
Menopause. In our youth-obsessed culture, the very word is a room emptier. The menopause club is one nobody wants to admit she has joined.
The author speaks candidly about menopause.
It has been years since I read this book, but I learned a lot and enjoyed reading it.
How are women of the baby-boomer generation handling the "M word," the change whose name they dare not speak? According to Sheehy's short report (expanded from her 1991 Vanity Fair article), many are utterly unprepared. The author ( Pathfinder ), who has been negotiating this passage herself, talks to doctors, nutritionists and a cross-section of women, examining both her own vacillation over estrogen replacement therapy and the more general questions of its side effects. We also hear from women who, having started families late in life, are catapulted from first babies to first hot flashes , and from such celebrities as Candice Bergen and Lesley Ann Warren. There are many frenetic and some encouraging menopause war stories here, but few accounts from women who experienced little difficulty during these years. Sheehy includes discussion of herbal remedies, exercise and dietary defenses against osteoporosis. While remaining somewhat inconclusive, her review of this stage of life for women in anti-aging America is detailed and sympathetic.
Made me feel better about the second half of my female life!
Does it effect your love,life and happiness?
very encouragong and helpful book on menopause. A little gem....
menopause a crucial passage in all women's life, how to not end but begin a wonderful phase
This book sets out to erase the stigma of menopause and "render normalcy to a normal physical process".
This is an expanded edition, discussing the candid reactions of women across the country and adds startling evidence of increased mental energy and sexual vitality in post-menopausal women. There is essential new information on hormone replacement therapy, the hysterectomy trap, early menopause, African-American women's experiences, Chinese medicine and natural remedies, male menopause, and more.
If you are pre-menopausal or menopausal, you will find much information in Sheehy's book.
Just a good common sense book. Alot of usefull information for women of any age.
This book does two important things: It guides women through a stressful time with its essential, enlightening information, and it makes a convincing argument that the change of life can be the beginning of something positive. from People
The classic. Still excellent advice.
A must-read if you're going through or about to go through, or even wonder about -- Menopause! Excellent book by an excellent writer.
Honest and comforting info for women who are about to go through or are presently going thorough this phase of life.
Baby boomers, this book is for you ... Not just women, but husbands and significant others should read this one.
my gramma gave this one to my mom and she liked it but i haven't read it so i'm not going to give my opinion.
This is a definite read for anyone. It has many stories and comments from various women, and helps the reader understand the various stages of menopause. Plus, it provides some great advice and explains the various treatments for menopause symptoms and side effects.
This is one of the first books that brought menopause out of the closet, and it's still a good source of information.
This revised and updated verson is full of information and facts.
Needs to be updated. Had a few interesting ideas about the psychological aspects of menopause but needs current updates on the medical aspects
Gail Sheehy wrote about her own experiences and uncovered the frustrations of women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds who have long suffered in silence. She discusses the candid reactions across the country and adds startling evidence of increased mental energy and sexual vitality in postmenopausal women. She presents essential new information on hormone replacement therapy,the hysterectomy trap, early menopause, African-American women's experiences,Chinese medicene, natural remedies, male menopause and more.
The Silent Passage: Menopause
Excellent condition. Hardback.
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