The Best Books About Menopause

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Hot Flashes, Hormones & Your Health by JoAnn E. Manson, M.D.

A go-to-guide for any woman considering treating menopausal symptoms, this volume covers the physical and mental transitions and how hormone therapy or other options can help to treat symptoms. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause

Holly Thacker, MD, the director for the Center for Specialized Women’s Health, manages to make this guide explanatory, empowering, and readable. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective

Originally published in 1970, this made waves by including real women’s voices. First-person narratives from conversations, emails and letters from around the world add an anthropological twist. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge

A legendary figure in the world of women’s health, Seaman teams up with Eldridge to offer one of the best books on menopause. Their guide will help you understand how to evaluate headlines and hype. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Menopause Book by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz

Originally published as Is It Hot In Here? Or Is It Me? in 2007, this revised edition is a medical bible for women over 40. This comprehensive update discusses hormone therapy, weight loss, breast cancer, heart disease, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis and much more. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Women’s Health For Life by Donnica Moore, MD

Written by a team of highly respected female specialists, including women’s health expert Dr. Donnica Moore, this compilation of medical advice is an essential for all women during all stages of life. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Wisdom of Menopause

Doctor Christiane Northrup’s definitive guide has helped millions of women view midlife in a positive way. Buy it at Amazon here. buy TK
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The Secret Pleasures of Menopause

In this follow up to The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr Northrup addresses sex, sexuality, and postmenopausal zest. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

This fascinating scientific yet conversational explanation about the way hormone flux influences the way we think and feel is a must read. Buy it at Amazon here.

Menopause with Science and Soul: A Guidebook for Navigating the Journey by Judith Boice

Boice explores the spiritual side of biochemical and life changes, and sixteen prominent writers celebrate their personal experiences through essays and poems. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Action Plan for Menopause by Barbara Bushman, PhD and Janice Clark Young, EdD

Developed in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine, this book offers the safest and smartest exercises for perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. It highlights moves to ease symptoms and helps you tailor your workout to your needs. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Menopause Bible: Taking Charge of the Change by Robin N. Phillips

Illustrations and photographs give this easy-to-read handbook an educational feel. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life by Gail Sheehy

Best-selling author Gail Sheehy defines a new generation: Fiftysomething women who are more open to sex, love, dating and revitalizing their marriages than their mothers and grandmothers. Sheehy includes stories from women with younger lovers as well as women who found their soulmates in their sixties. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Healthy Transitions: A Woman’s Guide to Perimenopause, Menopause & Beyond by Neil B. Shulman and Edmund S. Kim

A true guide, Healthy Transitions includes a glossary and online resources. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Dr. Susan Love’s Menopause & Hormone Book

Advice from the breast cancer expert and health advocate that women trust. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Menopause for Dummies by Marcia Jones, PhD and Theresa Eichenwalkd, MD

A quick, informative read in the Dummy-style we’ve grown to love. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Menopause: The Complete Guide by Nicole Jeff

An unnecessary hysterectomy triggered Nicole Jaff’s premature menopause. Here she chronicles her experience, and clarifies the issues at the heart of early transitions. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas by Jennifer H. Mieres MD, Terri Ann Parnell and Carol Turkington

This program includes a heart healthy diet and an easy-to-replicate exercise routine. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Hormone Decision by Tara Parker-Pope

New York Times health expert Tara Parker-Pope tackles conflicting reports and stresses that everyone is different-and one mode of treatment for one woman, may not work for another woman. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Everything Health Guide to Menopause by Kate Bracy

In its 2nd edition, this manuel covers most of the treatments for menopausal symptoms available today. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Before Your Time by Angie Best-Boss and Evelina Weidman Sterling

Millions of women enter menopause before the age of forty, and this book is a great resource for those women. It deals with whether hormone replacement therapy is safe at such a young age, what fertility options are available for young women entering early menopause, and how will this affect their relationships? Anecdotes will help women realize they’re not alone. Available for pre-order at Amazon, click here. NEXT: THE BEST ANTI-AGING FOODS
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