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Mental-pause

by Laura Jensen Walker

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I marvel at Laura Jensen Walker’s ability to find humour in situations I would want to break down and weep.
If you are over 50 there is plenty in this short book that will have you nodding along and chuckling to yourself.

Hot flushes, night sweats, age spots, arm flaps, bifocals, brain fade, chin hair, crows feet, double chin, nothing escapes Walker’s witty sense of humour.

The book closes with a list of 60 things to rejoice and live by, no matter your age. Read the list or make your own. Keep it close as a reminder each day to be good to yourself and relax and learn to be comfortable in your middle-age skin; saggy as it may be. ( )
  Ronnie293 | May 11, 2017 |
A whole book trying to be funny about menopause. Either I've been in it too long, or the author's humor doesn't sync with mine, because it sounds more whiny and complainy than funny. I applaud her for trying, but this wasn't for me. To think of finishing this makes me ill, so I quit, but your mileage may vary. ( )
  MrsLee | Jul 27, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0800757599, Paperback)

Do you often forget the words for common things, like “husband” or “bathtub”? Have you suddenly found sub-zero temperatures pleasant? Do you survive on chocolate supplements? Ask these questions of any woman who has been through menopause, is going through it, or is soon to hit it, and she’ll say yes (and then, most likely, cry). Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with cancer and can sympathize with other “mentalpause” sufferers and survivors. As in Thanks for the Mammogram!, she uses hilarious vignettes and a delightful mix of wit and wisdom to connect with her readers. With chapters about how “All Varicose Veins Lead to Rome” and “PMS Is a Picnic in the Park,” this book helps women dealing with “mentalpause” and those around them gain a better understanding—and certainly a lighter attitude—about this passage of life. Mentalpause . . . and Other Midlife Laughs will get readers laughing at themselves as they hear Laura lightheartedly describe her age spots, lament her sagging everything, and look anew at love after forty.

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Do you often forget the words for common things, like "husband" or "bathtub"? Have you suddenly found sub-zero temperatures pleasant? Do you survive on chocolate supplements? Ask these questions of any woman who has been through menopause, is going through it, or is soon to hit it, and shell say yes (and then, most likely, cry). Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with cancer and can sympathize with other "mentalpause" sufferers and survivors. As in Thanks for the Mammogram!, she uses hilarious vignettes and a delightful mix of wit and wisdom to connect with her readers. With chapters about how "All Varicose Veins Lead to Rome" and "PMS Is a Picnic in the Park, " this book helps women dealing with "mentalpause" and those around them gain a better understanding--and certainly a lighter attitude--about this passage of life. Mentalpause . . . and Other Midlife Laughs will get readers laughing at themselves as they hear Laura lightheartedly describe her age spots, lament her sagging everything, and look anew at love after forty.… (more)

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