Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Book Review - Shmirshky: The Pursuit of Hormone Happiness

About the Book
Hot flashes flashing you? Awake at 3 a.m.? Forgetting the names of your very own children? Don't worry--E, the author of Shmirshky, understands how you feel.

Shmirshky is the first book of its kind--a guide to women's midlife changes that's quick, easy, and full of love! Reading Shmirshky is like having coffee with a hilarious friend who tells it straight about hormone craziness and how to get help.

Let's face it, perimenopause and menopause are still too rarely talked about. Shmirshky turns this taboo topic into an all-inclusive page-turner.

Whether you're a woman who's suddenly losing her keys, her temper, and her mind, or that woman's partner, child, or friend, Shmirshky is for you.

Suffering in silence is OUT. Reaching out is IN.

What the heck is a shmirshky?
  • a delicious dessert?
  • an ancient form of yoga?
  • a superfood?
  • a posh baby stroller brand?
  • a painful deep tissue massage?
  • an automatic floor mop?
  • a precursor to modern-day vodka?
  • the feeling you get after eating too many French fries?
  • a feeling of serenity and empowerment? a community? a movement?
  • a name for something special that only women possess?
  • a guide to achieving your very own version of hormone happiness?
  • . . . well, now you're on to something!
My Take on the BookWhile I am not a woman going through menopause, I do have women in my life who will reach this point in the future or have already gone through this, so for me it is good for me to understand the process and what women go through during this time.

The book was an easy read and a very personal journey that was shared by the author. Some of the journey for me was a bit uncomfortable in content (seeing that I am a guy), but it was informative and opened my eyes. I can see how this book would be a valuable resource for any individual going through menopause or preparing for this.

Overall, this was a great book, and one that was very informative. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that is going through menopause or preparing for this in the future.

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