Cracking the Menopause: While Keeping Yourself Together - Mariella Frostrup
This book will infuriate you, in absolutely all of the right ways. All women go through the menopause but not all women experience the same symptoms or severity of symptoms. Some women hardly even notice it. If you have found yourself suffering from a myriad of apparently inexplicable symptoms in your forties including sleeplessness, weight gain, hair loss, migraines, anxiety, short term memory loss and the infamous hot flushes, it is likely you are peri-menopausal.
Mariella Frostrup and Alice Smellie clearly lay out the causes, symptoms and consequences of the menopause, the sudden stopping of oestrogen production as well as the importance of HRT in staving off not only symptoms but the long term impact on health including osteoporosis and heart failure.
It’s not all bad news but women need to be much better informed about something that is completely unavoidable but which need not cause so much suffering.
Read this and change your life.
How to Enjoy Poetry (Little Ways to Live a Big Life)
In this short, easy-to-digest and delightful book, Frank guides us through the twists and turns of 'Pad, pad' by Stevie Smith, a short, seemingly simple poem that contains multitudes of meaning and a deceptive depth of emotion. Revel in the mastery of Stevie Smith's choice of words, consider the eternal mystery of the speaker of the poem and be moved by rhyming couplets like you never have before.