A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Grumpy Old MenopauseGrumpy Old Menopause by Carol E. Wyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 mow your lawn"
This book is full of these jokes and one liners that will have you laughing out loud. However, there are some remedies and practical advice about how to deal with all the annoying symptoms of menopause. The author did a great job of taking a subject that could make some a bit uncomfortable and turning it into a fun way of giving advice and information. If you are currently going through menopause you will relate to all of this and find the book to be an uplifting experience that will help put it all into perpective. Carol's most important advice is to laugh and when you read this book, you will laugh, for sure.
Menopause can be a challenging time in a woman's life and not only to her, but to her family and friends and co- workers as well. So, even if you aren't going through menopause yourself, this book would still be recommended reading to anyone male or female that is also experiencing menopause from the outside looking in. This book would explain a lot of the symptoms to family and friends and give them insights into menopause in a way that is not boring or pull of medical jargon.
Carol is an inspiration and a really nice lady. I enjoyed getting to know her when I reviewed another one of her books and she did an interview for me. I love her outlook on life and appreciate all the information provided in this book and for all the great jokes and humor.
This one is an A+
Well, what can I tell you about myself? Like many people I have worn many different hats over the years. I actually began my working life abroad, in Casablanca, Morocco, where I taught English in an American language school. It was soon discovered that I could speak French rather well, and so I became a translator and teacher to large organisations and companies such as ‘Regie de Tabac’, Morocco’s largest cigarette company, and the Mediterranean Shipping Company. I’d race around the streets on a clapped out VĂ©loSoleX  bike, avoiding donkeys and other clapped out bikes, to get to the jobs on time. I had one run in with a donkey at a set of traffic lights which caused me to fall off my bike – but that’s another story.


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