Citadel , 2021
Agent: Jill Marr
The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.
Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring.
Frank and funny, Dr. Jen debunks misogynistic attitudes and challenges the
over-mystification of menopause to reveal everything you really need to know about:
• Hot flashes
• Sleep disruption
• Sex and libido
• Depression and mood changes
• Skin and hair issues
• Outdated therapies
• Breast health
• Weight and muscle mass
• Health maintenance screening
• And much more!
Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--including how their lives can be even better for it!
“I spent my perimenopausal years shrieking at people, tearing my hair out, and finally resorting to microdoses of psychedelic drugs. Lucky for you, you don't need to do that! The wise and feisty Dr. Jen Gunter has ridden in (once again) on her white horse to save the day! Read this book immediately.” Ayelet Waldman
"As a fellow Gynecologist, I am so appreciative of Dr. Gunter's work and how she has laid the groundwork for communicating no-nonsense, science-based, health education to our patients. I feel more equipped to care for my patients, challenge the patriarchy, and empower & educate thanks to her work and advocacy. She is changing the way we practice medicine and communicate with our patients and her books are leading the way to more informed and empowered generations."—Dr. Danielle Jones (Mama Doctor Jones)
“Dr. Gunter has managed to write a book that's just as important for healthcare providers as it is for women themselves. Where was this kind of resource when I did my medical training?! This is the new 'it' book for women who want to prepare for or understand what menopause is (and isn't).”—Dr. Jennifer Lincoln