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Menopausing

By: Davina McCall,Dr Naomi Potter
Narrated by: Dr Naomi Potter,Davina McCall,Michael Douglas,Dr Nighat Arif,Cheryl Phelps-Gardiner,Maryam Grace,Kristin Atherton,Richard Hughes
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of The British Book Awards 2023 Overall Book of the Year

Menopause affects every woman, and yet so many approach it with shame, fear, misinformation or silence.

Why is no one talking about this? Who has the correct information? And how can we get it?

That’s how this book has come about. We are going to tell you the truth, so you can make an informed decision about your life and your body … mic drop.

For too long, women have had to keep quiet about the menopause – its onset, its symptoms, its treatments – and what it means for us. Menopausing will build an empowered, supportive community to break this terrible silence once and for all. By exploring and explaining the science, debunking damaging myths, and smashing the taboos around the perimenopause and menopause, this book will equip women to make the most informed decisions about their health… and their lives.

Menopausing will also celebrate the sharing of stories, enabling women to feel less alone and more understood, and talk openly and positively about menopause.

  • No more scaremongering: just evidence-based info
  • No shame: real women, real menopause stories, real empathy, real community
  • Honest, no-holds-barred advice: Dry vagina? Zero sex drive? Hair loss? We’ve got it covered
  • The start of a movement: to get everyone talking about the menopause in every home, GP surgery and workspace

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Davina McCall (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

‘Game changing’ Guardian Online

‘[This] book is amazing; the way you’ve designed this book, from the colours to the cover to the structure of every page and how engaging and unintimidating it is and accessible it feels.’ Steven Bartlett, Diary of a CEO

‘Bracing, brutally honest, sisterly and huggy all at the same time.’ The Bookseller

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Thank you isn’t enough

I suspected that I was heading into perimenopause. But until listening to your book, I had no idea how much is was already in the thick of perimenopause and had affected my life.

For me it’s been a slow decline over the last 5 or so years. I’d put it down to running a business, kids going into adulthood, running a hobby farm, ageing parents the list goes on.

I’ve always been incredibly confident and can walk into any room and strike up a conversation with anyone. In my business I speak to CEOs, department heads and I’m often in a board room surrounded by upper management. Recently in one of those meetings, I totally and utterly went blank. Like nothing. Zero. I couldn’t even summon what company I was at. I had to excuse myself and race to the bathroom and I just stood with my head against the back of the stall door wondering what the…… was going on. I really thought that’s it I’m done, I’ve lost it.
This book has put everything into perspective. And in four days time I get to visit with my Gyno and we’re going to have a conversation about HRT and I’m excited.

My husband also listened to this book, to help better understand what was going on with me. At about the halfway point he rang me and said when I come home this afternoon I’m going to give you the biggest hug ever. I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through this.

If you are in perimenopause, menopause, know someone who is, suspect someone is, or you’re a human. You need to read this book.

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Empowered & Inspired

Davina & doctor Naomi have given me the tools and the power (knowledge) to go to my GP and have the discussion. To the story tellers thank you for giving real life examples about going through this. I found myself nodding along and tearing up throughout. We will get through this!

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informative but mostly empowering

Such a good book to read/listen to. A book that helps you arm yourself with vital knowledge and tools for such an important journey of our lives as women. The part so many of us move through so quietly because it’s not talked about enough nor is it understood.
Thank you for empowering us.

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About time

Thank you for providing such a valuable resource this is really important listening for any woman !

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Everyone should read this

Davina is amazing. This book leads the way in breaking down stereotyping and provides solid information everyone should know, especially women to understand their own bodies, but also men to, to support and empathise. Thanks Davina!

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Giving a voice to peri menopause and menopause

This book has given me the confidence to speak up and share experiences with others. I am on a path of natural treatments at this point, now I feel well informed and capable of explaining to my dr what I need as I navigate this process.

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Interesting & insightful but too much about author

I liked the reasoning behind this book and factual content, but found the insertion of the author’s thoughts and experiences overbearing. That said, I’ve also gifted it to friends. Would be improved by being more concise & less about the author or summary PDF of facts. Women are busy!

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Required reading for everyone!

Easy to listen to, accessible information- even if you’re already educated on the topic , this book pulls everything together in a great way

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Amazing! A must read for anyone born a female

I’m going through surgical menopause and it SUCKS! This book made me realise I’m not alone and it made me so happy and sad and empowered all at the same time.
I’m recommending this to everyone I know. I love it.

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Life Changing

Knowledge is power! In true Davina style funny, down to earth snd informative. Just Brilliant!

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