Menopause – A Hot Topic by Sam Bunch

Menopause a hot topic

Last year I reviewed Sam Bunch’s excellent Collecting Conversations in a post you can read here. I enjoyed Collecting Conversations so much that when Sam asked if I’d like a copy of her latest book, Menopause – A Hot Topic, in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance.

Menopause – A Hot Topic is available for purchase here.

Menopause A Hot Topic

Menopause a hot topic

Menopause – A Hot Topic is a humorous account of Sam sharing her own confusion and angst about the mystifying subject.

She’s very honest in telling you that you wont be dymystified but you will at least think, ‘Thank God I’m not alone’.

Sam has asked over 50 women to join in the conversation. They too give you their real, honest accounts of the madness that is the menopause. It’s the perfect gift for the menopausal women in your life.

My review of Menopause – A Hot Topic

A collection of thoughts and experiences based on the menopause.

Menopause – A Hot Topic is a little cracker of a book. Diminutive in size it’s perfect for slipping into a pocket or handbag and dipping into during those moments when the menopause is launching an attack on your body, mind and emotions so that you realise you’re not alone or a murderous psychopath!

Aside from some random tearfulness, brittle nails and some osteo-arthritis in my joints, the menopause has really bothered me but I just loved Sam Bunch’s book. I had no idea that it was going to be so funny. I laughed aloud at her thoughts and attitudes to her own experiences and genuinely feel that Menopause – A Hot Topic should be compulsory reading for any woman going through the menopause and for any individual who happens to be living or working with her at the time. Never mind this being ‘perfect gift for the menopausal women in your life’, all men need to read it too. I truly felt that reading Sam Bunch’s comments I was simply listening to a friend chat with me over a cup of tea. Her style is natural, engaging and so entertaining.

Similarly, I found the comments from the women Sam has interviewed absolutely fascinating. I empathised, sympathised and found so much that made me realise perhaps I haven’t escaped the menopause quite as unscathed as I thought.  In amongst all the personal experiences, however, are real gems of advice, tips and reassurances. I also really liked the illustrations and the space at the end of the book for personal reflection.

Menopause – A Hot Topic is a corker. I’d defy any woman of a certain age not to find something between its covers that makes them think, ‘YES! That’s it exactly’ being reassured and comforted in the process. I loved it!

About Sam Bunch


Sam Bunch grew up under the watchful eye of Pendle Hill in Lancashire. She moved to London in 1987 and has been there ever since. She lives with her husband and 3 children – two of which are at University. She is as a Complimentary therapist and more recently author of her first book Collecting Conversations.

You can find Sam on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @indepthchat. For more information about Sam and her books, please visit her website.

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