Some useful books, films, songs and poems to inspire you




1) menopause symptoms - self-help and treatments


“Is it me, or is it hot in here?” - Jenni Murray 

A great read on menopause and beyond

ISBN 0-09-18566-1-2


“Menopause - Answers at your fingertips”   Dr Heather Currie 

Order from  “Menopause Matters”  website,  Amazon or ring 01256 302699 and quote ref MENP08


“The Change before the Change – staying healthy in the decade before the menopause”  - Dr Laura Corio & Linda Kahn

Lots of information and ideas and real-life stories ISBN 0749926198


“The Menopause – What you need to know”  and  “Managing the Menopause without oestrogen” ed. Dr Margaret Rees  

More scientific.   British Menopause Society   Pub BMS publications


2) Books on the meaning of the menopause in women’s lives

“The Menopause - The Woman’s View”  -  Anne Dickson and Nikki Henriques  

Encouraging women to claim their own strength and power at this stage of life.          

Pub Thorsons


“Your Menopause”  -  Myra Hunter  

Understanding the psychology of menopause.    

Pub Pandora Press


“Goddesses in Older Women – Becoming a Juicy Crone” - Jean Shinoda Bolen  

A liberating look at the many roles women can choose at this time in their lives.        

ISBN 0-06-092923-5

“Lesbians at Midlife - The Creative Transition”

A great mix of short articles by a variety of women for those living and loving in their own way.            

ISBN 0-933216-77-7

“Succulent Wild Woman” - Sark   

A delightful, colourful, funny, challenging and moving book to inspire  you and  brighten your day!                                                    

ISBN 0-684-83376-x


“Journeys through Menopause”

A lovely and thought-provoking mix of honest writing and art from the menopause years. 

ISBN 0-9548026-0


“Never Die Wondering” 

A great little book about having a go at living lives that are fulfilling and free  from regret.  

ISBN 978-0-9562285-0-5


You might also want to contact the “Growing Old Disgracefully” Network!



Films, songs and poems to inspire you



Shirley Valentine, Fried Green Tomatoes, Mama Mia, Stepping Out, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - and many more



Julie Felix - “You’re a woman” ,“Healing Hands”  from Branches in the Mist CD


Helen Reddy - “Don’t you mess with a woman!”,  “Leave me alone!”, “I am woman” from The very best of Helen Reddy CD and many more




See Wit and Humour section on Toolkit button or Appendix 1 in "Menopause Swings and Roundabouts Toolkit"