“The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic: Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory...”

Opt-in to the Shannon Colleary Communiqué to have both the Funny & the Wise delivered to your inbox weekly!

Tag "menopause"

Back to homepage

Smooth, Silky Sex After 50! Here’s How…

Excerpt: “At the tender age of 18, a well-meaning gynecologist working at the USC health center decided to acquaint me with my very own va-jay-law for the first time. She positioned a little handheld mirror between my legs while I lay back on the examining table, feet in stirrups, so I could see.” Keep Reading if you dare…

Read More

Beware the Black Hair! (5 Things Older Women Know That Young Women Don’t)

I was minding my own business, tweezing my eyebrows using a high powered magnifying mirror, capable of lighting up the crevices of your aging face like floodlights used to interrogate Colombian drug kingpins during the Pablo Escobar era, when I saw it. It was small, even demure, but it was there! … Keep Reading!

Read More

A Man Frightened By A Menopausal Woman

Hide your brothers, sons, husbands, gardeners and Fed Ex delivery men. The Menopausal Woman is on the loose, leaving nothing but male entrails in her path … (BTW – I wrote and edited this. No one seems to realize this.

Read More

When You’re Over 45 You Might Need To Have The “Second Talk”

It’s June 27th, 1975. My 10th birthday. Will I get a fast growing hair Barbie? I rip through the Snoopy wrapping paper to discover … Sweet Suzie’s Starter Menstruation Kit. WTH? “Go ahead, honey, open it,” says my mom, face shining beatifically

Read More

All About My Vagina aka When Does Menopause Start?

Okay. It’s not as inappropriate as it sounds. Try not to be disappointed. I bring you all you ever wanted to know or didn’t want to know all about my vagina. BTW When does menopause start? And for more on

Read More