Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 20-25,000 words
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A writer of humorous works, both novels and one previous humorous non-fiction book, Carol E Wyer lives in the UK. She is also a regular contributor at Indies Unlimited.
What to expect from menopause with practical advice on how to deal with it, heavily spiced with humor.
For women of “a certain age” (or sympathetic men who live with one and would like to understand what they’re going through a bit better), Grumpy Old Menopause is both a practical guide and a treatment − humor to induce laughter is one of the book’s recommendations for surviving this time of life.
Those who have read Wyer’s prior book aimed at this same demographic, How Not to Murder Your Grumpy, will feel right at home reading this book, as it is organized in much the same way. Every chapter focuses on a letter with almost all represented (Wyer “cheated,” once). Each chapter discusses a combination of menopausal symptoms with treatments and activities to alleviate them that start with the letter for that section. I guess you could call the book “Menopause from A to Z.” Each chapter is chock full of humor with most having a joke or several midway through to keep the mood light, while also imparting plenty of practical information.
Use UK spelling conventions and slang.
Review is based on an advance reader copy. I’m unable to comment on the final production version in this area.
Rating: **** Four stars