About This Project


When Meg Mathews hit menopause she was shocked at the lack of awareness, understanding and support shown to women – and also found the information available far too dreary. After getting her symptoms under control she became determined to help other women avoid an experience like hers.
The New Hot is her no-holds-barred guide to menopause designed to entertain and empower women in equal measure. It’s full of Meg’s personal insights as well as the latest information and advice from a wide range of menopause and lifestyle experts. Together they cover a wide range of issues, including:
– What the hell is going on? (a meno-audit of the 34 possible symptoms and how to start taking control)
– Hey Doc! I need help (how to ask your GP for the right support and treatment for you)
– Eat to beat your hormones (food as medicine, gut health, supplements and a meno-friendly eating plan)
– Look alive (skin-saving beauty and style tips)
– Vagina SOS (all about ‘down-there’ healthcare and two pelvic floor exercises that really help)
– To HRT or not HRT? That is the question (the hot topic of benefits, options, risks and who can have it)
– Menopause au naturel (managing menopause symptoms naturally when HRT isn’t for you)
– Let’s get physical (why exercise matters, how to do it and a 5-minute workout)
– Meg’s meno-dictionary (a quick guide to medical terms your doctor might use)
Honest, empowering and entertaining, The New Hot will help you take on the menopause – and keep your sense of self, style and humour intact.

Why This Book?

I have read many menopause books over the years and I had my doubts as to how Matthews’ guide could offer any value. Was this just another publication riding off the back of celebrity status?
I was wrong to be a sceptic. The New Hot is information, and very readable. Matthews’ honesty about her own journey coupled with her humility asking recognised menopause experts to give their input, makes this a valuable and informative guide.
The New Hot is inclusive, providing information on the male menopause, menopause within the trans community, early menopause and advice and support for partners, this book gives everyone a voice.
Whatever your age or gender, this is an invaluable, practical guide on the highs and lows of the menopause and a refreshingly positive outlook and insight into how great a women’s life can be post-menopause.

Win a Copy!!!

Penguin have generously sent me two copies of The New Hot to giveaway and On Thursday 8th October I’ll be chatting to Meg Matthews Live on my Instagram account at 11 am.
If you’d like to be in a with a chance of winning a copy, join the live chat with Meg and myself on The Merry Menopause instagram page on Thursday 8th October at 11 am and LIKE and FOLLOW The Merry Menopause and TAG a friend in the comments section.
Giveaway will run from Thursday 8th October at 1100 till Friday 9th October 2020 at midnight (BST). The winners will be picked at random on Saturday 10th October 2020.
Good Luck!!!