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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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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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Menopausal women must have this book

I like listening to Andrea explain her experience of the menopause and I don't feel I am the only one experiencing this. This book gives tips to help with the many symptoms. Don't google menopause. Just get this book

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love love loved it !!

brilliant . having hit menopause with a bang and really struggling. I loved your brutal honesty !!
fantastic xxx

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Inspirational

Interesting and very helpful! Thank you Andrea for sharing your menopause experience. I for one have made an appointment with my doctor, started healthy eating and intend to exercise regularly! Your honesty is appreciated and inspirational!

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Such a helpful read.

This book is written so frankly and honestly.
An eye opening read.
I feel normal now.
Full of very useful information that I will be doing and sharing with friends. Soya beans for me everyday now.
Thank you Andrea

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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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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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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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A must read for all women aged 30+

This book has been an eye opener for me.
As I don’t have the classic symptoms of hot flushes, nights sweats and moodiness I had no idea that I some of the other unpleasant symptoms I am experiencing were due to a change in hormones.
A really honest and informative read.
Thank you Andrea

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57 year old and feel a glimmer of hope

Been on HRT since 50. Now struggling with other medical problems, awaiting outcome of bloods but this book had given me a new agenda. So brilliantly informative from Andrea and all the medical input and advice from professionals. Downloaded audio so I could listen while dog walking. Have 2 daughters coming up to their 40’s in a year or two and will be putting this in their Christmas stockings. We’ve had to struggle through this as it was never mentioned by my mum who is no longer with us but want my to girls to be ready and we’ll informed. Great medical nutritional and exercise advice. Thank you for making this possible. 💗