Goodnight Night Sweats

A Parody for the Menopausal (and their Perimenopausal Friends)

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Pub Date 26 Mar 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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A laugh-out-loud parody of Goodnight Moon for any woman approaching (or deep in the throes of) menopause, written and illustrated under pseudonyms by publishing veteran Brenda Bowen and award-winning artist Jessie Hartland. Riffing on the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Night Sweats takes on “the change” with big heart and humor. Through playful prose and witty illustrations, Haut Flasch and Mina Pauze explore the trials of menopause (and perimenopause)—hot flashes, mood swings, too much hair some places, too little others. At the same time, they cheer for the freedom that comes with getting older—goodbye, cramps! hello hard-won wisdom!—as they celebrate the fabulousness of women of a certain age.

A laugh-out-loud parody of Goodnight Moon for any woman approaching (or deep in the throes of) menopause, written and illustrated under pseudonyms by publishing veteran Brenda Bowen and award-winning...

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Goodnight Night Sweats was a really fun book about how menopause can be rough, but there are also silver linings to it occurring. I enjoyed the illustrations, a great gift book

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This book is utter perfection! I loved reading Goodnight Moon as a kid, and this is now my favorite adult version. I was cracking up while reading and lost it when I read, “And a middle-aged lady who’s yelling, if I wake up drenched in sweat again tonight, I swear to God I will kill someone.” Night sweats are no joke!

As soon as this book releases…I’m buying one for ALL of my girlfriends!!

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I love books like this. A great idea and a bit of fun.. but it's sooo short! So short that I honestly thought I was missing at least half the book and went to double check. Women empowering women 🫶

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Thank you for the EArc. For all my ladies going through this life change this is a hoot. The text and illustrations are so true and so cute. Perfect little gift for any woman in your life dealing with this next phase of womanhood.

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This was absolutely hilarious and I highly recommend it as a gift book for anyone within shouting range of menopause. The satire was spot on, and the jokes followed the pattern from the original (you'll see when you read it).
Please read this if you are going through menopause, if you have already, if you love someone who has...
Thanks so much to NetGalley for letting me read this

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This is bloody brilliant. Done in the style of a kid's picture book, I resonated with most of the book as I suspect I am peri-menopausal early on due to my various treatments the past almost 14 years.

Told in a smart and witty way, I highly recommend this cleverly done book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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What a hilarious parody this is! For those of you who have been following Give Peas a Chance since my first lunch post in 2007 . For my oldest child who is now a full-on (young) adult by the way, yikes! Some of you were young mothers like I was and I loved learning from you all. Sharing lunches, recipes, and crafts, mostly on my Facebook page. We used to pack lunches in the morning and tuck our kids in at night and recite (because by the fifth time it was requested I know you memorized it) Goodnight Moon before kissing those babies. Now here we are. If you're anything like me your body is a vile betrayer and doing all sorts of wrong things, at the wrong times, for no reason at all. Well, to you all I raise a glass in solidarity and present to you:

Goodnight Night Sweats
A Parody for the Menopausal (and their Perimenopausal Friends)
by Haut Flasch and Mina Pauze (Brenda Bowen and Jessie Hartland)

I laughed. I groaned. I may have had a hot flash in between. Who among us was fully prepared for this stage in our lives? Not I! I heard of night sweats... did you know that they also come DURING THE DAY!? Why am I constantly sweating? Who turned the heat on in here!? Are you SURE I'm not premenopausal, doc? Surely there is SOMETHING you can do for me? I hope you ladies have a tribe that you can grumble to about all the trials of menopause AND celebrate all the freedoms that come with it together!

Grab a copy of this for all of your girlfriends and let's celebrate our hard-won battle scars (after this hot flash passes!), toss our silver manes of wisdom, and walk proudly into this new season of life together.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

I received this book from NetGalley and Zando Publishing for this review. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. All opinions are on my own. I am disclosing this per the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. A hysterical parody book about menopause and the night sweats.

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This is a really cute book that seeks to normalize a subject that is often taboo. Yes, menopause brings a lot of negatives (OMG the mood swings and night sweats, uggghhh!) But there are some good things that coincide with it! This would make a fun gift.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

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This book is a laugh-out-loud parody of Goodnight Moon. While it runs through the normal menopause stereotypes / symptoms (hot sweats, mood swings et al) it is ultimately celebratory and empowering, as well as very funny. My friends and I are heading into that stage of life and I think this picture book for grown-ups will make a perfect gift for the 50th birthday parties that will be coming up in the next couple of years. The illustrations are perfect. Such fun.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.

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I am not in the menopause, but I couldn't resist this book. The title just sounded fun + we definitely need more books to normalise the menopause, hopefully by the time I get there we got more books like this so I can read more about it. In this book we meet a woman who is in menopause and learn about the good of menopause (no more cramps, no more bleeding, no more need to dye your hair (ha, I think I would start dyeing my hair at that age)) and the bad (sweats, not sleeping, sadness about losing who you were before). It was a really fun read and I love how it got more positive with each page. The illustrations were also a lot of fun! All in all, a fun/nice book about the menopause.

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A funny short book of lovely illiustrations. I really enjoyed the authors' idea how the menopause topic with positives and negatives can be presented in such unique and creative way. I do wish that it would be longer.

Thank you NetGalley, Zando, Haut Flasch and Mina Pauze (Brenda Bowen and Jessie Hartland) for an advanced e-copy of Goodnight Night Sweats

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Although I don’t envision my local public library purchasing this book, it would make an excellent gift for a woman entering menopause. As a post-menopausal woman, I celebrate looking at the positive side of growing older. I certainly don’t miss PMS or menstrual cramps and appreciate this fun parody of the classic Goodnight Moon.

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I got to enjoy an ARC of this book. While It’s a short book it’s a funny real look at menopause with great illustrations. Enjoy a quick read that will make you laugh out loud.

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Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC of Goodnight Night Sweats, a hilarious and real look at the nightly saga also known as menopause. I’m in my forties and breast cancer brought menopause to me earlier than most, and this funny little spoof of Good Night Moon nails the ups and downs of saying goodbye to your monthly friend. This is going to be included in every friend’s birthday gift basket when they hit that perimenopausal stage!

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