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The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods.

Witton, Hannah

The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods

Wren & Rook, 2019, pp256, [pounds sterling]9.99 978 1 5263 6146 2

From the blood-stained knickers on the front cover to the open discussion of period sex, The Hormone Diaries is a gloriously frank, funny and informative read.

Witton is a successful and incredibly popular vlogger and this is the book version of her much-loved YouTube 'Hormone Diaries'. In equal parts informative and engaging it provides a well-considered look at every element of periods. From tips on removing blood stains, to explanations of the various types of period products available, from contraception to complications and diseases, it's all here and discussed without shame or judgement.

The narrative is interspersed with letters from Witton's followers to their own periods. This proves to be a charming way of including further depth to the topics. The letters provide real-lived experience and result in a wonderful collective discussion of subjects that are too rarely talked about. There's much to think about and learn throughout, and many comforting me too! moments.

As essential as the emergency tampon at the bottom of your handbag, this is a book that will empower readers to take charge of their own hormone health and not be afraid of asking questions or starting conversations.

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Author:McKay, Amy
Publication:School Librarian
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 22, 2019
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