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Too heavy, too medically-biased
on 19 October 2013
I found this book too heavy and cumbersome at around 800 pages plus. I actually found it difficult to hold whilst reading it. The bibliography/
reference pages alone were nearly 100 pages.
It is an intelligent book, but its also rather medical, irrelevant to me as most of I understood much of this already. Though there was not that much on actual menopause symptoms strangely enough. I looked everywhere for something detailed on "headaches" and nothing!
It is written by a doctor, so perhaps no surprise on the medical emphasis but a lot of this e.g. hormone therapy and supplements, seemed more directed to the American market.
The problem for me was that though there were some interesting parts on the life change elements of menopause, this made up a smaller part of the book than the book's title "Wisdom of Menopause" would suggest. For a broader outlook, I would recommend Germaine Greer's "The Change".