Books About Menopause

Recommended Books About Menopause

The following books about menopause are just a few of the many available that you might find helpful. Some are about symptoms and treatments. Other menopause books have stories about women and their experiences.

1. Is it Hot in Here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause
by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz
This really is a complete guide, and one of the must-have books about menopause, covering everything a woman wants or needs to know about menopause.

2. The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change
by Christiane Northrup M.D.
Dr. Northrup helps to change the negative views on menopause and encourage women to grow and develop.

3. The Secret Pleasures of Menopause
by Christiane Northrup M.D.
Menopause can be the best years of a woman’s life but she needs to embrace them.

4. The Menopause Makeover
by Staness Jonekos with Wendy Klein, M.D.
Are you looking to make some changes to your diet, exercise and beauty routines? Are you struggling with weight gain during menopause? Look no further. The Menopause Makeover is a 12-week plan to help you look and feel great again. Author Staness Jonekos shares her own inspirational story, as well as a specific strategy to lose weight and take charge of your life.

Pick up a copy of the book and check out Staness’ website at

5.What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About: Premenopause
by John R. Lee, M.D., Jesse Hanley, M.D., and Virginia Hopkins
Contains great advice for handling the before menopause and taking care of yourself in preparation for menopause.

6. The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living after 50
by Susan Swartz
Funny stories told by women after fifty and how they met those challenges and opportunities that come with age.

7. I Thought I Grew Up
by Michelle Churchill
While discovering sex was the best cure for hot flashes, she also uncovered secrets she had hidden from herself.

8. A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman
by Joan Anderson
Grown children and an empty nest force the author to put herself first and find a way to get her life back on track.

9. An Unfinished Marriage
by Joan Anderson
Marriage sometimes has to transform itself after your children grow up, middle age happens and then retirement.

10. A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman
by Joan Anderson
The two Joans meet during walks on the beach and the women forge a strong friendship not found often enough.

11. The Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself
by Joan Anderson
The importance of doing for yourself the things that need to be done before life gets away.

12. Menopause Sucks: What to Do When Hot Flashes and Hormones Make You and Everyone Else MiserableMenopause Sucks
by Joanne Kimes and Elaine Ambrose
Sometimes funny books about menopause can lighten your mood. And this is one. Humor can be found between the emotional and physical transformations of menopause.

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Laurie WJN May 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

I would like to also recommend my book, The Misadventures of Me and My Uterus, My experiences as a peri-menopausal woman dealing with a mean spirited uterus, available on Amazon at

V Scola December 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

I have been reading all sorts of books and researched the Menopause and still am struggling to find the same answers to my many questions. It is massively infuriating when the so called Experts state you must eat x, y and z when in fact that is totally unhelpful for so many of us
I have Dr Marilyn Glenville’s book, I have Maryon Stewart’s book and so on but they all seem to contradict each other. Why? And why would I buy another book when I have most of the facts from my own in depth research?
If there really is a book from the ones mentioned here that is absolutely a must then please
tell me. I have to point out that I am like many people no doubt, am very healthy and the correct weight and look after my body so well but I have an under active thyroid and so can not/must not consume soya in any form. So you see where I am coming from when you get all these recipes which say use Tofu or Soya milk, yoghurt etc. What is the Answer?

Ellen Goldberg February 4, 2015 at 8:32 am

Check out my humorous look at menopause and aging on Amazon…What the Hell Happened to Me? The Truth About Menopause and Beyond.