Grown Woman Talk: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Healthy (Hardcover)

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Grown Woman Talk: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Healthy (Hardcover)

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“A must-read for anyone who cares about their quality of life . . . Dr. Sharon Malone is the first person I turn to for a whole host of issues, especially my health.”—MICHELLE OBAMA

A practical guide to aging and health for women who have felt ignored or marginalized by the medical profession, from a leading OB/GYN and expert on menopausal and post-reproductive health


There’s not enough talk around women’s health, and what little there is rarely helps. Women are routinely warned, lectured, or threatened about their health. Or they are ignored, dismissed, or shamed. But they are rarely empowered. And empowerment, more than anything, is what women—and women of color, in particular—need.

Grown Woman Talk
is for every woman who has felt marginalized or overwhelmed by a healthcare system that has become more impersonal, complex, and difficult to navigate than ever. It’s also for any woman who is simply standing at the intersection of aging and health, anxious and wanting solutions.

Part medical handbook, part memoir, and part sister-girl cheerleader, this book is filled with useful resources and real-life stories of victory and defeat. It not only highlights the current data around women’s health issues, but it also places that data in a helpful context.

In a tone that is lively and intimate but unflinchingly direct, Dr. Sharon Malone details how to live better, age better, and get better medical treatment, especially when it’s most needed. This is not a medical activism book designed to fight the power. This is a book designed to show women that they already have the power—they need only to increase their capacity and willingness to use it.

Most important, Grown Woman Talk seeks to eradicate the silence that surrounds women’s health by facilitating discussion between women of all ages and encouraging more accurate and productive medical insights. It is Dr. Sharon’s belief that giving women more agency can, literally, give them life.
Sharon Malone, M.D., is a board-certified OB/GYN and a certified menopause practitioner who has practiced medicine in the nation’s capital for more than thirty years. She is the chief medical officer of Alloy Women’s Health and a passionate advocate for improved research and education around women’s health in midlife. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Eric Holder.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593593868
ISBN-10: 0593593863
Publisher: Crown
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
“In Grown Woman Talk, Dr. Sharon Malone offers straightforward advice on how to structure your healthcare experience, manage your personal health, understand menopause, and so much more. For Dr. Sharon, this isn’t just about how to live longer; it’s about how to live healthier—and happier.”—Michelle Obama, former First Lady and New York Times bestselling author of Becoming

“With an extraordinary combination of lived wisdom, professional expertise, insider perspective, warm sisterly love, and honesty, Grown Woman Talk offers a timely guide to truly taking control of our health, our healthcare, and our quality of life. Dr. Sharon Malone has filled every page with the vital information and the inspiration that we need to improve our health and extend our health spans—immediately!”—Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress and New York Times bestselling author of Thicker Than Water

“For every woman who has ever felt unheard or marginalized by the healthcare system, Dr. Sharon Malone’s voice resonates with compassion, clarity, and an unyielding commitment to driving change. Grown Woman Talk is a must-read for women of all ages seeking validation and agency in a world that often denies them both.”—Naomi Watts, Academy Award–nominated actress

Grown Woman Talk is a beacon of insight and grace, helping women navigate their health journeys with confidence and knowledge. A must-read!”—Lisa Mosconi, New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain

“Dr Sharon Malone’s visionary approach sheds light on the intricate path of women’s health through the aging process. She offers not just advice but also a lifeline. As healthcare systems, therapeutics, and technology evolve, her timely wisdom serves as a guiding star. This invaluable book reveals the life-saving importance of informed choices and empowers every woman, especially Black women, to practice self-care and navigate the healthcare maze with grace and confidence.”—Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative

Grown Woman Talk is a compulsively readable page-turner, packed with equal doses of science and sagacity, humor and history, plus practical advice galore. Dr. Sharon Malone is the compassionate doctor, soulful storyteller, surrogate sister, friend—and DJ extraordinaire—we all need and deserve in our lives. This book is an extraordinary public service to women of every age.”—Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at NYU School of Law