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Local Author Turns Menopausal Turmoil into Humor with Nonfiction Journal to Offer Encouragement to Women


Author Sally Bartlett

Local author, Sally Bartlett, grew up in Irvine’s University Park area.  Sally lived in Irvine from the age of 6 until she graduated from University High School.  She returned years later to study fitness at Irvine Valley College.  (Sally now resides just down the road, in Laguna Hills.)

Over a 15-year period, Sally created a personal journal, where she documented an intimate and candid look behind the scenes at what many women experience during menopause. 

With the encouragement of friends who she shared some of the journal entries with, Sally published the book, “Dammit …  It IS Menopause!”  The book is now a #1 Bestseller in ten categories on Amazon.

When asked why she chose to publish the journal, Sally said: “At first, I felt terribly alone.  The journal began as a way to survive my own negative self-talk and the way I felt about my changing body, but it soon turned into a collection of inspirational daily meditations and humorous stories that I wanted to share with other women who are suffering with similar symptoms.”

Sally continued: “Through a number of self-loving practices — physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual — I learned to embrace the transition and thrive. I overcame disordered and emotional eating, quit dieting and made peace with my weight and food.  I feel it was only natural that I share my poignant, yet humorous, writings with other women so they too can learn to love their body and their life.  The fact that the book is doing so well on Amazon is an added bonus.”

To purchase the book, click here.

To visit Sally’s website, click here.

ICNV Staff


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