Five stars because this book is not only witty and amusing, it is spot on. Having been through this myself; not knowing or realising that the 10 years of brain fog and barrage of other symptoms I had from the age of 35-45 was peri/menopause, I really could have done with this book! However, having started a business at 45 (after menopause I recovered my faculties - no idea where they went), I agree that you reach the best time of your life. You've made the mistakes (more to come for sure), but you're wiser, and you certainly don't give two hoots about things that really bothered you before (but shouldn't have). I was already on the 10 year plan route (found from other sources), but honestly, this book sums everything up. Read it. You won't be sorry.