Meno-What? by D.G. Kaye

#Book Review – #Meno-What? by D.G. Kaye

D.G. Kaye WriterAs I read  D.G. Kaye‘s memoir, Meno-What?  my mind flooded with images of the hilariously popular Carol Burnett Show. I saw Carol Burnett and Vickie Lawrence spoofing all the physical and emotional changes a woman can expect upon reaching menopause. Candor, humor, and helpful hints abound. I found this book incredibly valuable.

Purchase Meno-What?  HERE

************* 

My 5-Star Review 

Meno-What? by D.G. Kaye

Navigating Menopause with Poise and Humor 

I wish I’d had this book when I was going through menopause! It would have validated all I was feeling and given me some inventive ways of coping with the inevitable changes looming on the threshold of female maturity. 

In her memoir, Meno-What?  D.G. Kaye speaks frankly about the hormonal changes that launch a war against our physical, emotional, and behavioral stability. She humorously refers to them as the “meno dragons,” a term that will be appreciated by any woman who has reached this stage in life. 

Kaye outlines, chapter by chapter, the various changes that challenge our bodies as well as our sanity and self-image. With candor and humor, she tells us how each change affected her body, threatened her vanity, and braced her determination to face each one with an eye toward melioration. 

She coins some pretty hilarious terms in describing these changes. “Circumference expansion” and “meno muffin” refer to our broadening midsections. “Fatback” and “muffin tops” describe the love handles bestowed to our bra lines. “Bottoms down” laments the loss of firmness in our posteriors. “Fred Flintstone feet” bemoans the abhorrent increase in shoe size. And “the Sahara effect” aptly portrays those dreaded, uncomfortable hot flashes. 

Avowing “That isn’t going to happen to me” did not preclude menopausal changes for the author, but it did firm her resolve to deal with them naturally and creatively. When all is said and done, Kaye states, “. . . we should always just be grateful that we are still on the right side of the green.” 

Being an R.N., I knew quite well what lay ahead in my life. What I didn’t know was how menopause would affect me personally. Chock-full of helpful hints, this book serves as both an eye-opener and a lifesaver. It is compact, easily read within an hour or two, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.  

D.G. Kaye’s Links:  Website/Blog   Amazon   Facebook   Twitter    LinkedIn   Google+
Advertisements

64 thoughts on “#Book Review – #Meno-What? by D.G. Kaye”

  1. Wow! Blow me away with a feather! What a lovely surprise my friend!!! I’m thrilled you read my little book on menopause 101, and thrilled with your most in-depth review. Thank you so much Tina. I’m truly humbled!!!! xoxoxo 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Awesome review, Tina ~ It sounds like Debby’s book is exactly what any woman going through menopause could use! Carol Burnett is awesome so I love that reference you made to her too. Way to go Debby!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Great review, Tina. It’s a bit late to help me, but I’ll read it for the laughs, looking back from the other side. It sounds like everybody in the process would love it, but I think it would be BEST appreciated as a guidebook for women in their 30’s – knowing what to expect and what they can do in their 30’s to ease the transition would prove invaluable, I suspect.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    Liked by 2 people

Namaste, my friends ❤ Tina

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s