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Diary of a Menopausal Woman

2.87  ·  Rating details ·  142 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
This was never going to be a book. It started as me having a rant when some
people/scumbags broke into my car and then it developed into a diary of a menopausal woman.

Although life can sometimes feel like shit, if you laugh in the places where you would ordinarily cry, it’s not too bad and although I am skint, and on the bones of me arse, I am rich in ways that money just
Kindle Edition, 87 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2011)
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Julie Wells
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A laugh out loud funny diary. Cheryl Reid is hilariously funny and frank about her exploits. A book I couldn't put down.
Carrie Marshall
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
A funny book about a serious subject. I am going through the change early due to hysterectomy. It was good to hear I am not alone in my suffering!
Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
(REVIEWERS NOTE - Men... if you have a sense of humour, you will LOVE this book! Don't let the title put you off... this truly is a 'must-read'! Thank you. vmls)

If ever there was a book that deserved five stars... this one is it!

Menopause… something we women all have to look forward to, right? Okay, maybe ‘look forward to’ isn’t the right phrase… how about ‘stark terror’? I mean, I’ve heard stories… I’ve seen the films in school… I’ve seen Aunt Sophie! Granted I have a few years to go, but still
Darren Sant
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Why I hear you cry is a 41 year old bloke reading this? Well, firstly Cheryl, the author, is a friend. Secondly almost everything I have thus far read from her, mainly poetry, is filled to bursting with wit and heart and humour. It is "real" and not contrived. However, don't let her fool you for a second! This woman is very clever with words. She plays with words for comic effect. A device she uses again and again. A device that never fails to make me laugh. She has also mastered the art of runn ...more
Victoria Watson
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was asked to read this Kindle book as a favour to a friend and what a joy it was to read!

Cheryl Reid is a poet over at Close to the Bone ( and has only recently announced herself as a writer. Cheryl started out as a humourous poet before branching out into publishing her diary.

Imagine Bridget Jones as a fifty-four year old single mother who writes poetry. That's Cheryl in a nutshell. The diary not only contains funny anecdotes about her life as a dog owner, c
Terri Tinkel
May 05, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a free Kindle selection. I was attracted mostly by the title. As I read the entries, it became obvious that the author is English based on some of her words. This is a short series of blog entries. The most amusing parts are based on her addiction to chocolate and how she explains that if she breaks open the chocolate treats that the calories "fall out". Or if the chocolate has a fruit filling like strawberry, it is really just a fruit. If she buys the chocolate at a gas station, she re ...more
Lisa Godina
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: life
When I first saw the title I had hoped it was in the style of Erma Bombeck but was surprised when it was basically a series of blogs place together in book form. Which means the book is disjointed at times but then again so is life. I am not up on some English slang so I was a little lost at times. Thank goodness for the dictionary look-up on the kindle. I now know what a Poppet is.
I did find her comments on chocolate addiction familiar. Her poems were funny. Her love of puppies and their kisses
Snoozie Suzie
I didn't laugh lots at this, just a few times. I could relate to what was in the diary, but it didn't tickle me. But then again I have been told I was born without a sense of humour as I don't find a lot of the tv/film funnies that many people like in the slightest bit funny. So read it if you want, as obviously my sense of humour is not to the norm.
Elizabeth Knight
Jun 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Not as funny as the title suggests but it was a quick read and did not take me two hours to get through. The book was mostly centered around her addiction of chocolate and the fact that if you break biscuits in half then the calories would fall out. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to read but does not want a heavy read.
May 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Only picked this up as it was a freebie on Amazon, so glad I had'nt paid for it. Whislt it is an easy read I didnt find it all that funny, there were a couple of things that made me smile but not laugh out loud. There was very little mentioned in relation to those menopausal moments us girls of certain ages get , mainly her craving chocolate. Maybe it should have had a different title.
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very British humour - I enjoyed it book.
There were a number of really good laugh out-loud one liners. Also, rather witty poetry.

I can't relate to the chocolate (don't eat much of the stuff), but lve the calorie counting and how to lose caleries.
Sep 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as funny as l expected
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was ok

Funny in parts.
Sharon Foxon
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Quick light hearted read Love the 'No calorie cheesecake'
May 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
very light reading, funny.
Alison  Johnson
May 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I wish that I could say that this was a fun quick read but I'd be lying. The title caught my attention and I was expecting a laugh out loud book. No laughs to be had. Sadly, I do not recommend.
laurel singer
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

This book,a collection of blog posts, was very funny and a delight to read. I just wish it has been longer!
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Loved this, my first Kindle book. Highly recommended. Not very long & written in a blog style.
Made me smile & laugh & wish I had puppies to kiss. :)
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute book, but often cliche. Also, maybe a bit of culture difference, but some of the British humor did not translate to me as funny.
Leanne Keenoo
very quick blog type book. Mildly amusing but not brilliant
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Amusing light read, good fun.
Jeanne Mccartney
May 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
The British humor is a little difficult to understand but her justifications for eating chocolate were really good.
June Churchill
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not quite sure what the point of this book was.
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