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Hot Flush

Motherhood, the Menopause and Me
Narrated by: Michelle Heaton
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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Contains an exclusive Q&A with the author, Michelle Heaton.

At the age of 33, Michelle Heaton, singer, TV presenter, star of the hit ITV show The Real Full Monty, mother and wife underwent a double mastectomy and hysterectomy to reduce the risk of cancer caused by the BRCA gene mutation. The journey that Michelle's body embarked upon following the surgeries led her into the menopause in her mid-30s. 

In Hot Flush, Michelle traces her path from pop stardom with Liberty X through her burgeoning television career and how she came to discover the truth about the gene mutation and its consequences for her. Though her story is undoubtedly unique, what's not is her understanding of living and dealing with the menopause as a hardworking mother and wife, and it is this wisdom that she wants to share with other women - over 13 million women in the UK - estimated to be experiencing the menopause. 

Candid and honest, Hot Flush details Michelle's struggles with dealing with the menopause in her own head as well as in her marriage, family life and workplace. She details the emotional and physical challenges she has faced - the explosive moods, the hot flushes and the mourning of the loss of a woman's sex appeal. Along the way, she offers real help and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body. Inspiring, raw and unfailingly honest, Hot Flush is a candid approach to introducing your body to its next chapter.

©2018 Michelle Heaton (P)2018 Michael O'Mara

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Absolutely the best book I have read in a long time

I started this book on my first day of my holidays. I finished it the following morning. I couldn’t put it down. It’s just so emotional to hear the completely honest story told my Michelle. I have listened to Michelle telling her story in an interview before her hysterectomy and I was so honestly impressed by her attitude to her diagnosis and her strength opting to have both surgeries. I follow Michelle on Instagram and love her stories and pictures. What an amazing family and book 👌👌

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A great read

Really enjoyed learning Michelle’s story although mine isn’t the same I too have had to go through a clinical menopause in my thirties (albeit late) and as a mum of small children it really helped to know that what I am going through is not uncommon, really recommend this book!

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Honest, helpful, personal story

I think its incredibly brave of Michelle to share such an honest account of her experiences.