Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs

by Laura Jensen Walker, Martha Bolton

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Overview

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs by Laura Jensen Walker

Do you often forget the words for common things, like "husband" or "bathtub"? Have you suddenly found sub-zero temperatures pleasant? Do you survive on chocolate supplements? Ask these questions of any woman who has been through menopause, is going through it, or is soon to hit it, and she'll say yes (and then, most likely, cry).

Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with cancer and can sympathize with other "mentalpause" sufferers and survivors. As in Thanks for the Mammogram!, she uses hilarious vignettes and a delightful mix of wit and wisdom to connect with her readers. With chapters about how "All Varicose Veins Lead to Rome" and "PMS Is a Picnic in the Park," this book helps women dealing with "mentalpause" and those around them gain a better understanding--and certainly a lighter attitude--about this passage of life.

Mentalpause . . . and Other Midlife Laughs will get readers laughing at themselves as they hear Laura lightheartedly describe her age spots, lament her sagging everything, and look anew at love after forty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441238566
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,096,012
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura Jensen Walker is a journalist, editor, public speaker, and a breast cancer survivor. She is the author of Dated Jekyll, Married Hyde; Love Handles for the Romantically Impaired; and Thanks for the Mammogram! Walker lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband, Michael, and their piano-playing dog, Gracie.
Laura Jensen Walker is a woman who approaches life with a sense of humor. She is the author of many books, including Thanks for the Mammogram! and several novels. She and her husband, Michael, live in California.

Table of Contents

1. Mentalpause
2. Who IS That Woman in the Mirror?
3. The Drop Zone
4. PMS Is a Picnic in the Park
5. Thermostat Wars
6. I'm Havin' a Heat Wave
7. Playing Connect-the-Dots with My Age Spots
8. Of Crow's Feet, Varicose Veins, and Facial Hair
9. The Eyes Have Had It
10. Food for Thought
11. Let's Hear It for All the Fuddy-Duddies!
12. The Middle-Age Top 40 Chart
13. His Mid-Yikes Crisis
14. Not in the Mood
15. Cry Me a River
16. Where Have All My Memories Gone?
17. From Sweet Nothings to Metamucil Murmurings
18. Mother Said There'd Be Days like This
19. Don't Throw in the Towel

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Mentalpause 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
tntcase12 More than 1 year ago
This book was very easy to read and fun to boot! :) I had many laugh out loud moments and even read them to my husband who was amused as well. I could relate to many of the things that she talked about. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in perimenopause or just trying to determine if she is losing her mind; apparently, it's only temporary. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I laughed so hard I was crying! Can't wait to read more books by this author..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should have read reviews. 24.5 pages of forwards, intros and acknowlegements.... and sample is 25pgs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a woman over 40 you have to read this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i know what i might go through lol
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that the whole female race should read, whether you're going through menopause, or have already gone through it, or you havenn't gone through (which you will, we all do)! So turn on your fans, sit back and enjoy!
grammy19 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is going through or has been through menapause can relate to these funny but true experances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not my type of humor , little old fashioned
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was OK, glad it was free
amp1951 More than 1 year ago
This struck such a cord with me because I've been (and am going) through so many of the same things. It was a great and quick read.
tiniree More than 1 year ago
When going thru life, it always helps to keep a sense of humor. Mentalpause is a book that keeps you laughing, even while you have your head in the freezer trying to make that hotflash go away!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
We're not insane, just hormonally impaired, and Laura Jensen Walker helps us laugh through the 'change' with good-natured observations about what's 'hot,' what's not, what's fat, what's flat, and all the other changes women experience at mid-life. Read it for laugh therapy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you¿re beginning the trip into middle-age, or are already there, you¿ll want to get this delightful book. Laura Jensen Walker has found a way to grow old gracefully¿laugh about it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laura Jensen Walker tickles the funny bones of readers from page one on. This book empathizes, while reminding us to laugh at ourselves. A great read for women who've been through menapause, or those who are getting ready to go through it, and the men who are trying to understand them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont even bother with the sample....not even a full page of actual text.