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Confessions of a Menopausal Woman

Narrated by: Andrea McLean
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean.

The menopause. There - we've said it. It's a huge part of every woman's life, and yet it remains one of society's last taboos. An emotionally complex issue that can trigger a whole host of physical and mental side effects, it's a big deal. So why aren't we talking about it? 

Talking about stuff is what women do best; we share and offload, we laugh and we bond over the ridiculous and incredible things our bodies go through. Hearing other people's experiences is what makes our own so much more bearable - because we know that we aren't alone. This is the book that Andrea McLean wished for as she found herself in uncharted territory, grappling with the physical aftershock of a hysterectomy and the psychological fallout of a difficult menopause. 

After announcing live on Loose Women that she would be absent from the screen as she recovered from surgery, Andrea was inundated with letters from other women struggling with the realities of the menopause, who were delighted that someone was finally talking openly and frankly about it. Typically candid, and including tips and tricks on diet, exercise and even your sex life, in Confessions of a Menopausal Woman Andrea brings her trademark humour and honesty to a very hot topic.

©2018 Andrea McLean (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Helen
  • 08-03-18

Brilliant

This is a must read/listen to book it you are experiencing the menopause or want to understand it better. Andrea has a brilliant way of putting things and making you feel your not alone. Listening to her soothing voice was enthralling. I am quite sad it's finished.

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  • Gail
  • 08-13-19

Lifesaver

I knew nothing about menopause and wondered what was happening to me. This explains a lot and had given me hope. Thank you Ms McLean.

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  • Caroline Cork
  • 08-07-19

Not helpful

Really didn't learn anything useful. This is more a diary of the bad after effects of a hysterectomy that caused early menopause, not a guide to dealing with regular menopause. There was a lot of whinging, and comments about how care from the medical profession would be better if men had it (really? So cliched). Unlike most women, the author had access to all sorts of private healthcare professionals and yet still spends most of the book complaining. I had hoped to learn some useful tips on diet, supplements etc but those are thin on the ground.

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  • Ruth
  • 06-18-19

helpful

well read, a nicely spoken 'listen '.
useful insight and helpful ideas for the confusion surrounding this stage of our lives.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-19

Fantastic, made me feel human again

This was a brilliant way to raise awareness and gives great tips and motivation that things are hard, but your not alone and things will get better!

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  • Danny Lordan
  • 06-13-19

Thank you!

Wonderful book . Beautifully narrated.
So informative ! Job well done, Andrea.
At 49 this book has been a revelation for me .

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  • Eleanor Purvis
  • 06-09-19

Fabulous

This book should be recommended for all men and women
It’s real and also has the medical opinion too

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  • sara Janes
  • 06-05-19

Brilliant

Whity and informative on a subject that is a bit taboo. Thank you for sharing and helping me to realise what is going on.

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  • K. Ellicott
  • 05-30-19

Amazing true book

Amazing helpful book. Thank you Andrea you have really helped me through a very worrying time .. at my age 43 I thought I was going mad ... after going to the doctors & then saying you are to young to go through it . Thank thank thank

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  • susanne robson
  • 05-12-19

A very enjoyable book

Easy listening and informative. Definitely recommend. Very enjoyable and will listen to it again one day.