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  • Older and Wider

  • A Survivor's Guide to the Menopause
  • By: Jenny Eclair
  • Narrated by: Jenny Eclair
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (405 ratings)

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Summary

'The menopause is a weird one, as a woman you know that the likelihood of it happening to you is pretty inevitable, but no-one really tells you what to expect.'  

So says Jenny Eclair, who, with her trademark humour, will share her experience of what can be a difficult time for many women, from the emotional side of life - missing the woman you were, the empty nest, mood swings - to the health aspects of the menopause, starring the hot flush and also periods (lack of), weight problems, insomnia and other issues.  

Upbeat and honest, Jenny shares her new-found hobbies, the joy of pets and how to make the best of the different but still-fabulous you.  

©2020 Jenny Eclair (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

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From a blokes point of view!

With just starting a relationship with someone I’ve know for 30+yrs and always fancied in all that time, and she asked me for a drink when we came out of lockdown,
So off we went, and had a great couple of months, we’d never laughed so much, and she’s had a soft spot for me for a long while too!
Then one night “goodnight love you” from both parties- Next morning “What do you want?- clear off this isn’t going to work!”
I wondered what I’d done wrong🤔 Nothing!
I’m 53 and she’s 49 and just started the menopause, as it turns out, and after a month we’re back together, and talked about it.
So I thought I’d best get some background research done, just to at least try and understand a bit- And
I can highly recommend this as a listen👍 As
Getting bogged down in scientific facts was not what I wanted, but a basic overview with a laugh or three🤣- Could last ten years😳 Bye eck been thrown in at the deep end- But she’s worth it- Great listen👍😜😜😜

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A must for every menopausal women (and for the men who want to understand)

WoW wow wow .... this is actually the 1st audio book I’ve ever listened to, whilst trying to chose my 1st book I was daunted by the huge selection available: so narrowed it down to something appropriate to me at this time ‘THE DREADED MENOPAUSE’ .. didn’t know what to expect but within 5 mins I was engrossed! It is enlightening, funny, educational and Jenny makes you feel comfortable in a strange way - like you’ve always been buddies! I enjoyed this book so much I finished within 3 listens..... fabulous writing and narrative - I feel less alone with my menopause and united with women of my age! Hooray x brilliant

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Excellent!

This book is so funny and candid and gave me the shove I needed to go get what I think is peri menopause officially diagnosed.

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A must listen for those approaching menopause

This is a comprehensive introduction to what to expect before, during and after the menopause delivered with a sense humour and humility. A must read for women AND their partners!

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Reassuring, hilarious, informative, entertaining!

I’m 42 and in the perimenopausal bit before things really happen and because I over prepare and am annoyingly organised I thought I’d do some menopause research to see what I’d be dealing with. I’m so glad I listened to this audiobook instead of thinking I’d simply gone bonkers with sweaty rage for the rest of my 40s! So many things clicked into place and made sense listening to Jenny. Tell your girlfriends to get this book now! Also, I laughed loudly many times and even woke my husband up when I screamed at ‘what’s lost on the chuff is gained on the chin.’ Brilliant 5 star listen! X

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brilliant

absolutely loved it, lots of laughs about myself, just what I needed to know, I'm not alone or going mad

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Informative, funny and a must.

Everything woman in her mid-life moments should have a listen to this. it takes a humorous yet personal and respectful look at life during the menopause. On occasion I nodded in agreement, more often than not I laughed loudly and couldn't have agreed more.

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I am not alone! Thanks, Jenny Eclair!

This is a 'say it how it is' book. Refreshingly unashamed, informative and entertaining.

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is this me Jenny's referring to?

Really enjoyed it, I identified with all the chapters, very helpful tips given by Jenny.

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Thank-You Jenny! I no longer feel mad.

This book was perfect for me just going into menopause, couldn’t stop listening and I know I will listen to it again and again. Do yourself a favour and listen to the podcast too, like the book it’s brilliant and funny with real life and a few swear words expertly weaved in for good measure.

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