Reviews & Testimonials


“When my book Male Menopause came out in 1997, few people had heard about the male change of life or took it seriously. But times have changed. Manopause is a must read for any woman living with a man over 40. But it’s also for men who have the courage to recognize and accept that we all go through “the change.” Our hormones drop, our emotions fluctuate, and our sexuality gets confused and out of balance. This book will help everyone who wants to keep their relationship alive and well now, and forever. Its a good read and the information is accurate and timely. Louann Brizendine’s foreword sets the tone and lets us know that this is a book that can make a difference in the lives of men and women. Brizendine, author of The Male Brain and the Female Brain says, “If you are dealing with the outward signs of a midlife male shift–with the irritability, anger, and withdrawal that it can produce–this book will help you see that the manopause challenge is only a problem if you ignore your man’s veiled doubt, uncertainly, and negative behavior.” Good work Lisa and Kathy. Thanks for doing us all a great service.”


Jed Diamond, Ph.D., author of ten books including the international best-selling Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause, as well as the Founder and Director of MenAlive, and member of the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network.



“Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman offer women and men an insightful, informative, and entertaining guide to the many challenges of middle age.  Manopause is not just a handbook for coping with every man’s change of life, but also a blueprint for more fulfilling long-term relationships.”


Gary Small, M.D., co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program and The Memory Bible, and Director of UCLA’s Longevity Center



“This is a terrific book! Not only is it well-written and friendly, it’s well-researched and enormously informative. I can’t wait to share it with the women (and men) I work with who are struggling with the often mystifying physical and psychological changes that take place in men during midlife.“


Laraine T. Zappert, Ph.D., Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine



“As a urologic surgeon and clinician for over 35 years, I am convinced that both men and women deserve the enjoyment that comes with complete sexual satisfaction. Yet too often I have seen men deprive themselves of that satisfaction at midlife, due to ignorance of normal physical and mental changes. Manopause does a stellar job of busting through that ignorance, by giving readers facts about men’s hormonal and psychological shifts that will help them to eliminate negativity and self-doubt, while enriching their sexual lives and relationships.”


Dudley Seth Danoff, M.D., F.A.C.S., Founder and President Tower Urology Group Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Author of Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health



 “As a family therapist, I am delighted that Manopause gives us a comprehensive way to look at men at midlife and to understand how their psychological and physical changes impact them and all those around them.  Just as Passages changed the way we view menopause, Manopause will change the way we view the male “mid life crisis”.  After reading this ground-breaking book, you won’t be able to look at yourself or your man the same way again.” 


Eva Ritvo, M.D., former vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Miller School of Medicine, and co-author of The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy.



“Manopause is an entertaining and enlightening read about an important and neglected topic. As a midlife man, I was impressed with the sensitivity of the authors’ writing, and as a health psychologist, I was delighted with the solidness of their scholarship. I highly recommend this book to men and women. I know it will help both genders navigate a heretofore challenging passage.“


Fred Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, professor of clinical psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and best-selling author of Forgive for Good, Forgive for Love, and Stress Free for Good



“Manopause is an extremely helpful book that sheds light on an important and seldom-talked-about topic. It’s a must-read for both genders!”


Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, co-founder of Women to Women and author of Are You Tired and Wired?




Book Reviews

This successful team of screenwriters and social commentators have turned their talented attention to a subject that affects almost everyone, yet has only recently begun to be explored. Men go through biological changes at mid-life just like women do. The changes, however, and the ways in which men are programmed to deal with them, are very different from women’s menopause. These authors set out to research, record, and understand manopause. Their goal was to create a manual to help women help the men in their lives to navigate manopause more easily.


Well organized, easy-to-read, and written from a very supportive perspective, the book covers biology, neuroscience, psychology, and the day-to-day effects of manopause. It’s packed with information, insight, explanations, and advice. When faced with understanding, rather than fear, manopause can bring greater intimacy and fulfillment to a relationship. Even sex can become better. (The authors devote 34 pages to the subject.) This is a book every woman in a relationship with a man over forty will want to read.


                                                                                          Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight, September 2012.

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