As a trained nurse, Ruth Devlin was astonished that when she found herself facing a multitude of perimenopausal symptoms in her mid forties, there was so little information available and so many contradictions between the various health care professionals. Her response was to set up Let's Talk Menopause, with the objective of raising awareness about the menopause, demystifying it and, most importantly, providing easy access to sound information and support. Ruth gives regular workshops on the menopause and is a regular contributor speaking about the issue on national TV and radio.
'My husband and I had just been talking about the menopause so I
thought this would be interesting for us. I found it full of
information, explained in a straightforward way. I will definitely
pass it on to my husband as I think the information will be of use
to him in understanding the menopause.'
- Waterstones bookseller, NetGalley
"Extremely useful easy to read book packed with information about symptoms, medication, and remedies. Suitable for men and women. Can be read in under an hour..."
"Written with good wit and kindness. I found it well laid out
and easy to read or skim to sections with bullet points and short
chapters. The hyperlinks were really useful and I particularly
enjoyed the alternative remedies section."
"Great to get the evidence out to men, so we are all more informed together. Easy practical humorous guide thanks"
"Great book for the significant other in your life ... readable and closes a gap in the market .. get it for your sons... your partners .... your friends ... your colleagues and help them "get it""
"This book demystifies a very tricky subject in a simple and humorous way. It has helped me to understand what is happening to me much better and gives very useful advice about how to deal with it. It is full of examples, many of which I have been able to relate to; I think I'll be referring back to this often! So I am now trying to persuade my husband to read it as it is always easier to learn these things from an impartial and qualified source; I think we will both gain from it. I highly recommend."
This was a complimentary copy courtesy of netgalley - many
As a woman of a 'certain' age in a working environment with other women of a 'certain' age - the menopause is a topic regularly in conversation.
Maybe it's just me, but people are being more open and candid regarding the menopause - it seems to be everywhere at the moment - open discussion is sooooo important too
I found this a really easy to read book. Lots of information about what to expect - symptom wise. What to think about re medication and remedies.
So insightful and helpful - this is a book I would happily dip in and out of
I would recommend also as a book club book - it would be good with a wide range of ages, those not experiencing, those who are and those who have - opening discussion and women and men talking about the menopause could never be a bad thing
"At last a bite size, informative but entertaining "guide" to
the menopause that is useful to both sexes.
I've yet to show this to my husband, but have myself been comforted to know that I'm not alone in some symptoms I have experienced!
Definitely recommend this and will be trying to put some of Ruth Devlin's suggestions into practice"
"The book is set out in short chapters with bullet points so
that the information is concise, easy to read and informative
without extensive medical jargon.
It lists the symptoms, both physical and psychological which can occur and there are literally heaps of helpful tips to make this time a little easier. Ruth Devlin lists lifestyle changes, diet and exercise tips as well as a factual guide to HRT and alternative remedies.
At the back of the book, there are lists of recommended further reading which is ideal for anyone who needs extra support and a handy symptom checklist. Then finally the author writes about her quest to demystify and raise awareness of the menopause.
This book is a really useful tool for anyone who is going through the perimenopause or the actual menopause. I loved how concise it was and yet it is packed full of information and links to organisations who can offer genuine help. If you are debating the pros and cons of taking HRT this book will invaluable or you may find an alternative that works just as well.
The book is aimed at men but other members of the family could benefit from this information. There really is no need for wives and mums to suffer in silence and a little kindness and understanding goes a long way!"