Books on Menopause

Ellen’s own very personal (difficult) struggle through perimenopause, lead her to self-publish her first book in 2009 which she co-authored with her son, Jack Dolgen. Jack is currently a Supervising Producer, script, and songwriter for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the CW.  Her daughter, Sarah Dolgen Shaftel, assisted with the PR effort. Sarah now has her own blog, Smilescurlsandbaby, which is an honest, true journey through pregnancy and motherhood.  Her husband, David, encouraged her and supported her mission while at the same time dealing with her often tumultuous menopausal journey. It was a true family affair!

Together they created

Not long after she and Jack self-published the book, Shmirshky: think inside the box, it was picked up by HyperionVOICE, and together Jack and Ellen wrote Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness.

Their latest book is a FREE eBook, MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause, a comprehensive guide to all things menopause—the symptoms, the treatments, and the long-range effects on a woman’s health. They share the expertise of numerous specialists to replace confusion and embarrassment with medically sound solutions, presented in an entertaining and informative way. In addition to sharing the latest research and proven treatments, you will learn how to find a menopause specialist, tests to ask for, info on the latest studies on hormone replacement, as well as alternative therapies and remedies. Finally, you can read about some of the real-life experiences of women—and those who love them—as they traverse the crazy ups and downs of perimenopause and menopause.The book is divided up into the most common symptoms you or your loved one may experience, from hot flashes and mood swings to mental fogginess and loss of libido, and lots more in between.

For Ellen Dolgen, menopause education is a mission. Spurred by her own experience struggling with the symptoms of menopause, Dolgen has devoted the last ten years of her life to helping other women during this often difficult time. While she’s not a doctor or scientist, she’s “talked the talk” with countless menopause experts, so that she can “walk the menopause walk” and share the keys to this menopause kingdom. The new eBook reads like you are having a cocktail with your best friend who happens to know a lot about perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause! Laugh and learn!

The eBook format allows for periodic updates to be made with the latest studies and information.  In that sense, it will be a living text that grows as the information grows.

You can download this FREE eBook here!

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Remember:  Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN.