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The Hot Topic

A life-changing approach to the Change of Life

May 2016

There has never been a better time to be a menopausal woman. Technology is such that 60 really is the new 40 (or even 35)...

But, for Christa D'Souza, some nagging questions remain... What is the point of us now that we are officially biologically irrelevant? Are hormones safe, even if you've had cancer? Is there a cut-off point for plaits?

In this fabulously confessional romp through the menopause, D'Souza tells us what it was like for her, and what it will be like for you. She meets a bunch of menopausal nuns in San Francisco, goes hunter-gathering with the Hadza tribe in Tanzania, interviews experts around the world to get the latest science... and discovers along the way some surprising silver linings to this key milestone of maturity.

The Hot Topic is a treat of a book - liberating, empowering and unexpectedly moving in its truth-telling.

"Been there... survived that... but how I wish I'd had this menopause tour guide to get me through. Brilliant and beautifully written."

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN Chief International Correspondent

 "Warm, witty and wise. No woman - or man, come to that - should be without this book."


"This book is a must if you're starting to feel symptoms and want to get more idea of what to expect further down the line. The anecdotes are pertinent and hilarious. Has given me a whole new positive outlook to the subject which I am learning to embrace."   



"The final step to equality has to be turning the menopause into a topic we can happily discuss, and even celebrate. In these pages, Christa D'Souza puts us firmly on that path. "


"For those women out there who sail through the menopause with no symptoms or indeed mild to moderate, they might not relate to this narrative. For me, it was a relief to read that somebody else has the exact same symptoms as me... even down to the breast cancer. If you too are suffering with horrendous hot flushes, brain fug, aching joints etc etc you are not alone. I urge you to read this!"   



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