I found this to be an entertaining romp through a world I was fortunate enough to have subverted. I was lucky, or so these fun anecdotes would make it seem. Each page offered a humorous vignette into the uncomfortable world of this crazy change of life most women endure. Then, reminded of the strength in the absurd with scripture to comfort.
Ms. Verges’ approach is warm, disarming, and giggle-worthy. By sharing moments from her own experience, she allows women to embrace and accept the second half of life with humor and dignity. I will never be in a position to fully relate to these experiences (having personally skipped this phase of womanhood), but I am grateful that this book is available to help other women find a comforting commonality.
This book also offers those who have not been affected by “the change” (like me, and countless men), to understand it a little bit better, so that we can grow to be more supportive and patient. When we find a way to share life through laughter, we grow within the strength of community, and with an added confidence in ourselves.
Thank you, Ms. Verges, for offering us this gift. But for the record, I really wanted those hot flashes!
~signed, Forever Freezing.
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