So, at the age of 44, and still looking like I was about 32, I found myself smack dab in menopause. I couldn't understand my lack of patience with those I encountered in the world. I had absolutely no inclination to please anyone by extending myself emotionally. I just wanted to be alone....needed to be alone....absolutely by myself. I just wanted to stay in my bed and rest. I cried alot; and, I kept rethinking my past and the things that had caused me unhappiness. I felt that I didn't have anything to live for. I felt old and undesireable. Then, one day, in the organic health food store, I came across this wonderful book. Since I was at the brink of accepting my menopausal status, I wanted to read as much as a could on the subject. All I can say is thank God I found this book. It spoke to me and identified all of the things I was feeling. It taught me that it was ok to be menopausal and that there is a place in the world for me. I felt better. I began on my herbal therapy and now I feel much better. The only problem that I have now is that since I appear so youthful, I still don't get the respect I believe I deserve as I begin to function in my crone role. Well, I guess wrinkles will catch up with me in a bit. Read this book. Buy this book for a loved one who you think is nearing menopause. Heck, buy this book for any young woman so she'll know what to expect.