Writing Menopause – You Must Read This Book!

I love love love fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. I love exceptional writing. I especially love anything that cuts to the heart of what women feel and think. So when Kimberley at Inanna publications sent me the book Writing Menopause, An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction, I was anxious to read and review it.

It’s breathtaking. Literally. And hot-flashing, mind melding, heart touching, beautiful. I actually think ALL women would love this book, not just those of us who are approaching, well in, or past menopause.

Each piece was so tender and truthful that I had to stop after reading it to muse on my own feelings, my own journey. This book will join the ‘desert island’ books on my shelf. (Desert island books are those 10 or 20 you would take to a desert island if you were stranded indefinitely and these were the only tomes you could have.)

If I’ve not yet succeeded in convincing you that you NEED to read these vignettes, then let me say that it is the best book on the Big M I’ve read. Including mine.

If you are looking for remedies or learning more of the physiology of the Pause, this book does not offer that. If you are looking for empathy, understanding, and your confused feelings illuminated in words on paper (yes, that’s it, what she said!), then you can’t afford to miss this book. Seriously! I mean it!

I won’t quote from the book, because it wouldn’t do any of the works justice. In lieu of that, I’ll tantalize you with a few titles.

Icing on the Cake
The Things We Carry
Go. Rock.
The Hot Women
Adjusting the Ashes

Please order it asap – and then tell us how you experienced it. Because it is indeed an experience when these gifted writers share the personal and universal in Menopause. It’s available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. While I love my e-reader, I suggest you get the paperback version, so you can touch as well as read it, a totem for the journey of becoming that all women must travel.

Writing Menopause: An Anthology of Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction.  Jane Cawthorne and E.D. Morin, Editors

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3 Responses to Writing Menopause – You Must Read This Book!

  1. urbanelastic July 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    Thanks for the overwhelmingly positive review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the collection!
    E.D. Morin

  2. Anne August 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

    Thank you for recommending this book! After savouring it, slowly, chapter by poem by chapter, regretfully I finished it this week – and as you mentioned, it will now be one of my desert-island books – just knowing it’s there will encourage me through the rough terrain. And thank you for this blog. It was recommended to me after I began reading “Writing Menopause” – both seem to be helping me open to healthy, positive connection as I sojourn myself away from reproductivity. I am remembering who I was before the onslaught of menstruation and am delighted to reconnect with that opti-mystical soul.

  3. LynetteSh August 6, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

    How wonderful, Anne! So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did – and just know that our own creativity takes a huge uptick during this time. Another wonderful benefit. Hugs to you.

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