Category: Book Club

The Vagina Bible by Jen Gunter

Jen is known as the ‘Twitter Gynaecologist’ in the USA and Canada. She has a ‘vagenda’ to inform and empower women by providing reliable and accurate medical information about their bodies. She dedicates the book to ‘every woman who has ever been told – usually by some dude – that she is too wet, too dry,… Read more »

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin D. Yalom

This is described as ‘an open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients‘. A series of brief clinical vignettes and observations from years of experience as a psychotherapist. Irvin D. Yalom has written a number of international best sellers, but this is my favourite. Useful for anyone wanting to understand more about… Read more »

Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein

Peggy wrote this book as a parent, wanting to ‘navigate the complicated new landscape‘ that confronts women today. In the first chapter she writes, ‘I was just trying my best to raise a health daughter at a time when celebrities presented self-objectification as a source of strength, power and independence; when looking desirable seemed to… Read more »

She Said, She Said by Anne M Reid

This is an important book on more than one level. It is a searingly honest account of the emotional turmoil Anne experiences when her husband comes out as transgender. The full title of the book is ‘She Said, She Said: Love, Loss and Living My New Normal’. Anne’s voice is warm, funny and kind. It… Read more »