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Empty Nesting, Migraining, and Menopausing
Sarah Berardi

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
January 2013/ ISBN: 978-0-615-70776-1


Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Author Sarah Berardi is cursed with migraines, yet she manages to find humor in her day-to-day life. Although I don’t have migraines, I am a chronic pain sufferer and I admire her ability to rise above her pain.

This book chronicles her life from August 2009- until March of 2012, and consists of her blog entries. At times hilarious, at other times sad, for the most part Sarah’s stories could be telling the tale of many women in her (and my) age groups. This makes them entirely relatable in a visceral way.

I’m happy to report that my husband picked up this book from my to be read pile, and he finished it before I did. I think men can benefit from reading about life from a woman’s point of view. I heard him laugh several times, too!

The book has plenty of photographs to provide additional details about Sarah’s life, her family, friends, travels, and illnesses. I love this type of book because you can pick it up and read an essay blog or two in a short time. Unless, of course, you become so engrossed that before you know it, an hour or so has passed and you’ve read a lot more.

Kudos to Sarah Berardi for coping with her empty nesting, migraining, and menopausing, in a productive way, and for overcoming what could be an overwhelming urge to just crawl under the covers and hide from the world. Good job Sarah!

Reviewed 2013