Book Review

No, It's Not Hot in Here: A Husband's Guide to Understanding Menopause

Dick Roth
Ant Hill Press

A “must read” for all husbands of menopausal women

Roth has done it – he has found a way to explain the myths and realities of menopause to men, from a husband’s point of view. He is an excellent writer and his book flows extremely well; in fact, it is hard to put down. It is humorous, informative, accurate and appealing and has forewords by Jonathan V. Wright, MD, and Pamela Farmer, MD. Roth presents the whole picture, including complete and concise medical explanations of menopausal changes in easyto- read language and terms. In preparing to write the book, Roth explains that he asked a lot of menopausal women what they wanted from their husbands and the number one answer was “understanding.” To help men understand, he presents the variety of changes that women go through, emotionally and physically, and the decisions with which they are faced. He even offers relationship advice and a “word to the wives.” Of particular interest to compounding pharmacists, he mentions natural HRT as an option for treatment and refers to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and Professional Compounding Centers of America as resources to help find compounding pharmacists. This book is a “must read” and is not only for husbands, but also for family members, friends, significant others and women, too. It is the ultimate home-improvement guide.

Reviewed By:  Dana Reed-Kane, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, FCP, NFPPhC
In:  Sep/Oct 1999