Had to re-blog this book, even though D.G. Kaye has a new book out since, a travel memoir (Have Bags, Will Travel) that I also re-blogged for lack of time to read and review just yet. I can’t wait to get my teeth into both od them. Thanks to Sally for the original blog post and review.

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Five Star Treatment – Meno-What? A Memoir by D.G. Kaye

As we go into the summer months I am going to be selecting books for the series as well as asking you to contribute your own books or those of authors you would like to recommend.  There are now over 50 books in the series all with 5 star reviews and covering a very diverse range of subjects.. The link is at the bottom of the post.

It is safe to say that any woman who has reached 50 is in the middle of one of the most natural but often challenging transformations of a human body.  There is life after menopause and in fact there are countless advantages but during the process as hormones fluctuate up and down like a rollercoaster, physically, mentally and emotionally we also take the ride of our lives and usually drag hapless husbands and family members along with us!!

Ten years on for me I realise that I was lucky and sailed through the process, despite my husband David telling a slightly different story… (did not like that vase I won in the raffle anyway)  Anyway here is the Meno-What?  Memoir from D.G. Kaye (Debby) who wins hearts and minds with her recollections that assure women that they are not alone!!


About the Book

“I often found myself drifting from a state of normal in a sudden twist of bitchiness.” From PMS to menopause to what the hell? D.G. adds a touch of humor to a tale about a not-so-humorous time. While bidding farewell to her dearly departing estrogen, D.G. struggles to tame her raging hormones of fire, relentless dryness, flooding and droughts, and other unflattering symptoms. Join D.G. on her meno-journey to slay the dragons of menopause as she tries to hold on to her sanity, memory, hair and so much more!

The Reviews

A Funny Book About Menopause By Carol Balawyder on June 29, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition

Can menopause be fun? According to D.G. Kaye it can.
You don’t have to be in peri-meno or meno or post meno to appreciate this fast read. D.G. Kaye takes us on a ride through the various symptoms of the “meno dragon” from hot flashes to losing hair to swollen feet and of course, mood swings:
“Seriously, what do people think sleeping for only ten minutes out of every twenty, night after night, will do to our tolerance levels?’
Meno-What? is funny material (think Nora Ephron) but also beneath it serious survival tactics from homeopathic remedies, skin care products and what to wear in the hot flash war.
“My flashes were like a rush of seething flames through the core of my body straight up to my head. It felt as though I should have been able to life a lid off my head to let the steam escape.”
Read this book. It’s a hoot! (does anyone say hoot anymore?)


Loved it!!! By Annie Edmonds on July 21, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition

Let me tell you that this beautiful woman has a way with words. And she will make you laugh as she describes what it’s like to go through menopause. Anyone that can make you laugh while going through menopause is alright in my book.

D.G Kaye writes about trying to keep her sanity while her hormones are raging. This is something most women can relate too. There’s memory loss, hot flashes, dry spells, and even the dreaded hair loss. She writes all this and so much more in a fun and informative way. This book is filled with lot’s of love and even more laughter.

D.G. tells you how to take life as it comes and she pulls no punches. She’s a Canuck from Canada that writes from the heart. If you know someone who’s just had a hysterectomy buy this book. In fact every woman reaching that menopause age needs a copy..

About the author


D.G. Kaye is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.

At a young age, D.G. began keeping journals to take notes about her turbulent childhood while growing up as an emotionally neglected child. Tormented with guilt, as she grew older, D.G. was conflicted with the question of whether or not she was to remain obligated to being a faithful daughter, in debt to her narcissistic mother for giving birth to her. Her first book, Conflicted Hearts is a memoir, written about her journey to seek solace from living with guilt.

D.G.’s writing relates to her experiences in life, and she shares her lessons and ideas she acquired along the way. Kaye’s second book, Meno-What? A memoir, it was written based on her passage through menopause. In that book, she shares her humor and wisdom on what women can expect at that time, adding some of her helpful hints for relief.

D.G.’s newest book, Words We Carry focuses around women’s self-esteem issues. She talks about how and why the issues evolve, how she recognized her own issues, and how she overcame her insecurities.

Kaye writes for the woman of all ages. Her writing is easily relatable and her insights about the complexities of being a woman are expressed in her writing.

Other books by D.G. Kaye.



“Live Laugh Love . . . And Don’t Forget to Breathe!”

“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?”

Links to buy D.G. Kaye’s books and connect.
Author page on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/D.G.-Kaye/e/B00HE028FO

Social Media

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/pokercubster
Blog – http://www.dgkayewriter.com
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Google   –   http://www.google.com/+DebbyDGKayeGies

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