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Grumpy Old Menopause

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  33 reviews
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Grumpy Old Menopause: To be administered in one large dose for maximum effect.

Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them? Do you need to change your underwear after every sneeze? Guess it's time to read this book then. It'll help you get through "that" time in your life with
Paperback, 2nd edition, 102 pages
Published May 19th 2016 by Delancey Press (first published November 24th 2013)
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Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I keep thinking I really need to read a book or two about menopause, stop flailing about and actually inform myself—get ahead of this thing.
This quick, jokey read is not the road map to menopause I was imagining, but she does cover a lot of what to expect, and she does it with undeniable British flair, with her talk of “hot flushes,” pop culture references I don’t understand (although I was excited to learn there’s a song called “Remember You’re a Womble”), and her spelling of oestroge
Laurie Boris
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
There simply are not enough funny, practical books about menopause. You can get serious books about herbal remedies and how the estrogen is leaching out of your bones. You can buy joke books about incontinence and hot flashes. But true to Carol Wyer’s mission to get us to lighten up about aging, Grumpy Old Menopause (the title alone makes me smile) adds humor to the facts. Because what else can you do about the indignities of forgetting your husband’s name in the middle of a sentence or waking u ...more
Sheryl Browne
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Grumpy Old Menopause Whatever you do, don’t mention … the menopause!! If you do, make sure it’s preceded by the words ‘Grumpy Old…’ and followed by a demand for the book on prescription from your doctor. What a tonic! My mouth curved into a smile a few pages in. By the exercise section I was guffawing out loud. I kid you not. The fishing joke had tears streaming down my cheeks. The book takes an informative, yet easily digestible, look at the serious ‘shhhhh’ subject (sadly still labelled ‘women ...more
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Grumpy Old Menopause by Carol E. Wyer is a 2013 Safkhat Select publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Grumpy Old Menopause is a non-fiction humorous look at menopause with some really solid advice included. Carol goes through the ABC's of Menopause suggesting there are certain things better kept from women during this phase in their lives.
"Trusting a menopausal woman to control her emotions is like trusting a tornado to mo
Melissa Bowersock
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carol Wyer has cheerfully turned aging gracefully (or not) into a cottage industry. Her books include Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines (about coming to grips with mid-life), How Not to Murder Your Grumpy (about dealing with a newly-retired husband), and Just Add Spice (about a “mature” woman dealing with all of the above). Her latest release is Grumpy Old Menopause, a compendium of sorts that covers all the bases. GOM is at once a hilarious peek into the author’s own mid-life adjustments and an ex ...more
Chris James
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
More help for guys whose ladies are approaching “that time of life”!

One thing I enjoy about reading Carol Wyer’s books is the sense of trespassing: these are titles written by a talented author which are aimed at women, not men. All of Mini Skirts And Laughter Lines, Just Add Spice, and How Not To Murder Your Grumpy left me not only aching from laughter, but also much better informed.
Grumpy Old Menopause is a sort-of companion book to How Not To Murder Your Grumpy, made up of lots of suggestions
D.V. Berkom
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carol Wyer's outdone herself with Grumpy Old Menopause. Funny, helpful, insightful and endearing--this book has it all. If you're nearing the power surge stage in life, are already there, or know someone going through it, you'll want to read this book. Wyer's anecdotes are either groan-inducing (in a good way) or laugh-out-loud funny--I especially liked the headers for the chapters that list what you should hide from a woman going through menopause (under the letter 'M': machete, mace, men). Def ...more
Diane Croad
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is Ms Wyer's fifth book, and I confess to being a huge fan. I particularly loved her novel, 'Just Add Spice', which was such a good read. This latest book, 'Grumpy Old Menopause', could well be a companion to one of her earlier books, 'How Not To Murder Your Grumpy!'

Her new book is packed full of fantastic information on how to survive the menopause and to retain your sense of humour. What I particularly liked, was that for every symptom, the Author manages to find a positive aspect.

It real
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Carol Wyer's books which are predominantly fiction and I am a huge fan. Considering that I am in full blown menopause, reading this book was a must. What a fabulous read. For every ugly symptom of the M word, Carol gives a positive suggestion to fight it. And with humor I might add!! With each turn of the page I was thinking "OMG, that's so me" and felt relief to know I am not alone. I would definitely suggest if you are in any stage of menopause, read this book! If you aren't ...more
Kim Nash
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carol E Wyer is one of the funniest authors I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her account of life is so accurate, so hilarious and so entertaining. Thus book us no exception! Full of witty and useful tips of how to cope through a time that we know is coming and from the age of around 40 we probably all wonder if daily occurrences are the start of our fateful journey! Written in a very light-hearted way, this us a book that all women of a certain age should keep in their handbag!

If you know
Carol W
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is inevitable, women in their prime cannot avoid it....the Menopause.

Despite the title of her latest book, Carol E Wyer, injects her famous humour into a serious subject to try and make the Menopause easier to bear.

In between the humour there is some very useful information about alternative therapies, tips to ease symptoms and facts. There are also links to blog communities and websites for further reading.

The author has really done her homework of this subject and written a very informative
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Really funny and would recommend to women who are going through menopause. Would really help.
Diane Hogg
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Any book by Carol Wyer comes with an unwritten guarantee: it will be exceptionally good, it will be funny, it will be witty, it will be entertaining, and will always leave you wanting more. Grumpy Old Menopause delivers on all counts, naturally.

Though I have been frightfully fortunate to not have become captive of the vice-like grip of the menopause (at the time, I really didn’t know what the fuss was about!), reading about all the possible symptoms was quite an eye-opener. Good grief, some wome
Sylvia Massara
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
What can I say about “Grumpy Old Menopause”? Well, if you’re going through this often crazy, hormonal, up and down, psychotic time in your life, then it pays off to arm yourself with as much ammunition as you can in order to mitigate the damage left in your wake! In Carol E. Wyer’s humorous look at this condition, you will not only find laughter—after all, laughter is the best medicine—but you will also find practical tips on how to get relief from those “meno” nasties.

Well written and a laugh a
Nikki Bywater
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fun and humorous guide, to help you through the menopause. Cleverly written in alphabetical order the symptoms are matched with a unique and entertaining way of helping with the symptoms, through using hobbies and interests. Not only is this a comical and hilarious book, but author Carol E. Wyer has done her research, as included in this book is some actual good advice that would genuinely help if you are going through this time in your life.

Some of the symptoms covered are, inso
J.B (Debbie)
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Carol's book How Not to Murder your Grumpy, I was really looking forward to Grumpy Old Menopause. The book is released on 25th November and I was kindly provided with a review copy.

Carol Wyer's sense of humour is absolutely wicked! I love it! Unfortunately the Menopause comes to all us women. This book is encouraging you to tackle the problem head on. Don't lie down and die in a pool of night sweats and hot flushes/flashes! It encourages you to get off your menopausal ass and deal
Janet Emson
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I received a copy of this ebook from Best Chick Lit in exchange for an honest review.

Now let me start by saying I'm not yet at the age to worry about menopause. In fact I hope I have a couple of decades left before I have to deal with it. However I was told this was a light-hearted take on a sensitive subject so I thought I'd take a look.

The book deals with the experiences of menopause, things you can do to alleviate symptoms and ways to help you feel better. I liked the lay out of this book. Ea
Anasheh Satoorian
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it

When BESTCHCIKLIT contacted me regarding doing a review for this book, I was spectacle. Not because I didn't think I would enjoy it, but I have never done a review on a NON-FICTION, book and as this topic is one that I will hopefully be not experiencing for the next 20 (+) years. I was worried that I would not be able to relate to it and give the book its due credit

But alas as this is a real issue in women's health and as someone who has dedicated my life to helping others, I decided to give it
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2013
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 focu
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Strictly speaking, we don’t normally review non-fiction but for Grumpy Old Menopause we had to make an exception. By my calculations, I’m roughly around 20 years away from hitting the menopause but, like most women, I know a fair bit about the subject . . . and I’m dreading it.

As they say, forewarned is forearmed so I dived straight in and ended up laughing my way though most of the book. Carol has shed a completely different light on the menopause, using her witty writing to show there are many
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Are you dreading going through the menopause? Don't fear. Carol E Wyer brings you a brilliant, funny and humorous A to Z guide of how to cope with this difficult time.

Carol's tips are hilarious! More than once did I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Grumpy Old Menopause is not only a must-read for every woman going through the change, but also for every man, friend, relative etc. who knows a woman who is going through the menopause. I loved Carol's description and tips and also really
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, those BRITS !!!! I just luve 'em. I enjoy everything about them, their accents, their sense of humor, their TV shows, their Country.

Thank you so much for Grumpy Old Menopause. I got such a kick out of it. It was packed through with funny stuff but also had some real hints squeezed in there for how to get through it if the humor doesn't work.

I recommend anyone to read this; be it husband, boyfriend, kids, co-worker etc. Well, anyone who has to interact with one of us ladies who are going thro
Kit Domino
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She's done it again! You know whenever you pick up a book by Carol Wyer you are in for a fun read, even if one like this has a serious side too. With her zeal and zest for fun Carol has tackled the subject of how to cope with the menopause in a clever and fun way. If this doesn't bring a smile to your face as you cope with hot flushes and mood swings, then nothing will. The subject has been well researched and am sure with much personal experience of the subject matter. Well done, Carol, I loved ...more
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Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
A book which takes you through the menopause with laughter and gives you ideas to keep you a bit more sane. Help in ways to keep fit, fab and flirty instead of angry, upset and flabby. With its a-z type help and humorous case studies or confessions, this is certainly the book every woman should have at some stage in her life!
Patricia Atkinson
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
this was a funny but informative book on menopause.a goodread on a cold night.
Michelle Knight
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Review - Grumpy Old Menopause - 3.5 out of 5 stars OK - where to start? The book isn't burdensome, about 92 pages. I'd highly recommend taking the time to peek at the preview fully.It's a mixture of advice, giving you both a heads up on what to expect from the menopause, and some practical ways in which to cope; some of which require a braver heart than others! However, it does this while mixing in a dose of humour. I mean, who would have known that you can buy such a thing as a menopause gift h ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The original review is posted on This Chick Reads Book Blog:

“Question: What can a husband do when his wife is going through menopause?

Answer: Keep busy. If he’s handy with tools, he can finish the basement. Then when he’s finished, he’ll have a place to live.”

I’m definitely gonna need this book when menopause hits me for about twenty years from now. Ms. Wyer writes about her menopausal experience in such a funny way, you’ll think that menopause is not such
Charles Ray
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the best way to deal with a serious issue is to make light of it. That’s exactly what Carol E. Wyer has done in Grump Old Menopause.
What happens when everything from puberty to menopause is late? Why, you make a joke of it. Wyer covers the bane of a woman’s existence – menopause – from A to Z (with detours away from O, Q, and U) with her signature brand of humor. This book has puns aplenty, and jokes about the stress associated with the ‘change.’ At the same time she offers a few nugg
Marie Cope
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Given I am just starting this journey and having met and had a chat with Carol at a recent literary event, I couldn't wait to get stuck in.

The book is jammed packed of useful tips and ideas for coping with this change of life. It provided answers to the changes I've experienced already and put my mind at rest.

The humour Carol uses throughout also helps keep this a lighthearted book and shows you that you can look at this change in a positive and opportunistic light, rather than the 'it's all dow
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USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People's Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move from humour to the 'dark side' in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and demonstrated that stand-up comedian Carol, had found her true niche.

To date, her crime novels have sold over 800,000 copies and been translated

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