Lisa Snowdon Opens Up At Wimbledon Bookfest

She hopes UK is 'Just Getting Started' on menopause support

Lisa Snowdon at Wimbledon Bookfest
Lisa Snowdon at Wimbledon Bookfest

Having decided to put her potential novel on the back burner, Lisa Snowdon said at Wimbledon Bookfest that her first book 'Just Getting Started' was a book of hope.

It is a very personal account of her experience before, during and after what my generation used to refer to as ‘the change’ but, thanks to women such as Lisa, the subject of menopause is much more widely and openly discussed.

While her book discusses the negative issues associated with being perimenopausal and menopausal, Lisa also highlights many positive aspects of life after the menopause and hopes that her book will help other women with information and advice gleaned from her own experience.

The session closed with a short Q&A where Lisa talked about her ongoing activism stressing the importance of education and moves towards the introduction the subject of menopause into the school curriculum as well as the need for more women’s health specialists in GP surgeries.

  • The 16th edition of the Wimbledon Book Festival, describing itself as London’s leading arts and culture festival, it runs until Sunday October (22).
  • There is an eclectic range of talks from well-known authors from the worlds of literature, politics, academia, food and sport including Clive Myrie, Ben Okri, Steve Backshall, Peter Frankopan, Annie Macmanus, Wes Streeting, Anne Enright, Afua Hirsch, Paterson Joseph, Tom Holland, Rick Stein and Janice Hallett.

By Anne Horsburgh

October 18, 2023