Sunday Book Review – Words We Carry – Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem/D.G. Kaye

Book reviews by D.G. Kaye


Last week I ran a book promotion on my book, Words We Carry. I found out that author, Luna Saint Claire had not only taken advantage of the free copy I offered for download, but read it quickly and posted an inspirational review within the same week.  Thank you Luna for taking in the heart of this book and for sharing publicly for others to read. I hope it empowers many more.


Words We Carry

Words We Carry 
by D.G. Kaye (Goodreads Author)


Luna Saint Claire‘s review

Aug 17, 2017
It was amazing

bookshelves: discoverypsychologicalrelationshipmemoirself-helpself-esteemself-reflectionwomen

Authentic and Intelligent. I read the introduction to Words We Carry, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished. Everything D.G Kaye wrote about growing up—the obsession with fitting in, being slim to point of hipless, trendy fashion, big hair, makeup and even the high heels that we practiced walking in from the time we were three years old, had me nodding my head until I felt like a bobble-head doll. I was struck by a sentence in her chapter on flirting. “Our egos may lead us to believe that we have to be the object of someone’s attentions to quantify our sexualities.” I can see now how as young girls we learned to flirt and use our sexuality to gain advantage. D.G. Kaye openly shares her memories of growing up, vividly detailing her feelings and insecurities. I personally can identify with every single chapter, right down to the movie Psycho and my fear of the dark.
But this is a timeless book and one that is still extremely relevant today. Kaye’s chapter on vanity, centers on insecurity and people pleasing (friends, parents, teachers, boyfriends) out of fear of rejection but more so for validation. In the section Relationships, she reveals how in a past relationship her overly compassionate, ‘I can fix him’ mentality lead to an erosion of her self-worth. Kaye advocates doing away with negativity and not letting it overtake your life, and permeate your well-being. She stresses the importance of addressing and overcoming one’s fears, which if ignored can easily make one a target of abuse. Kaye’s chapter on that subject rang true for me as well, and is a clarion call to develop self-esteem early in life. But it is never too late. Kaye hit the bulls-eye with the statement “We all possess the ability to save ourselves.”

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41 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – Words We Carry – Essays of Obsession and Self-Esteem/D.G. Kaye

  1. What a wonderful review, Debby. I’m anxious to get started on your book. I now I will identify with much of these insecurities. Although I’m not the same person I was in my 20’s, I still revert to old thinking at times. Congratulations on your success with this book!!


      1. Believe me, I know the feeling. I even saw your comment at the Recipe Hunter’s blog late. I wonder if you were in spam there too, lol, you spammer! 🙂 x


  2. Wonderful review, Debby. Sorry I missed the opportunity to download your book, but I can and will purchase it. The read list is long, but I will get to it before my days on this earth is done, I hope. I have been and am still going through testing, the doctors are still checking to see if I’m alive, ha!.


  3. Debby, this is a brilliant, incisive review and one you should be proud of! ?The topics in your book are tough and call for inner reflection – by sharing these and the inner wisdom gleaned from them you are an inspiration for anyone reading your book. Well done and kudos to Luna Saint Claire for such a speedy review…puts me to shame!


  4. Wonderful review, Deb – and my own review will join it in time. ::sigh:: Life – so far – has kept my time t-totally covered up, but I WILL find time to review ere long. I owe Robbie a read of the first chapter of her book in process that has been languishing and must come first.

    For now:
    “Words . . .” is a quick read, thanks to your conversational style — I finished it the same evening I finally figured out how to download it to my Kindle. In my opinion, your “girlfriend” tone is one of the book’s greatest strengths.

    It would be helpful to anyone of any age with a similar background (and most females still struggling to make peace with their real or imagined “flaws”), but I especially want to encourage younger women to give it a read. Perhaps it will help them avoid some of the heartache that accompanies those years when we SO much want to be “popular” and think we would be if we were taller/shorter/thinner/blonder – whatever-er!!

    For what it’s worth to anyone else reading this comment, I second Luna’s comments (and now I need to find my own way to say the same thing – lol). 🙂
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”


    1. Wow M, that was beautiful. I’m truly humbled. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you took so much from the book. This review is beautiful in itself, just copy and paste it over to Amazon, lol. Thank you so much. 🙂 ❤


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