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The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause [Paperback]

Dr. Germaine Greer
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29 Oct 1992
In this study of the real and fundamental change which women experience during the menopause and which, like other fundamental changes, needs mental preparation and acceptance if it is not to be found unbearable, Dr Greer examines medical theories and treatment over the ages, and finds them often contradictory, excessive and, at times, dangerous. She responds to the traditional attitude of men and society which has been responsible for the creation of an image of the older woman as fake damsel or old crone. Dr Greer has weighed up the facts, the theories and the outright fabrications.


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (29 Oct 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140126694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140126693
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for all women 3 Oct 2001
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Witty, intelligent and uplifting, this book about what it means to be female isn't just for those who are currently going through the menopause- I'm 20 and I love it. Although detailed and thoroughly-researched where necessary, the book leaps confidently between widely differing topics, including medical treatments, analyses of how older women are portrayed in literature, and accounts of the terrific courtesans of the past whose innate sex appeal and character enabled them to continue to fascinate men long after they had lost their youthful looks. The book ends with a convincing and uplifting argument that the clue to happiness lies in one's inner serenity and interest in life reather than in how one appears to others. The writing displays Greer's trademark blend of spirit and erudition. Smashing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another fabulous book 29 Jan 2014
By Lees
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Also got a copy of this from the library and after reading it decided to buy a copy of my own. It really covers a subject that seems to be taboo in society at large.
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