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Hot Flush

Motherhood, the Menopause and Me

Extent: 256pages

Size: 234x153mm

Publication Date:

Price: £18.99

ISBN: 9781782439530

Categories: Autobiography & Memoir

About the Book

At the age of thirty-three, 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-thirties.

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 the work place. 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.

About the Author

Michelle Heaton is a pop singer, television personality and personal trainer. Born in Gateshead, she was a member of the pop group Liberty X from 2001 until they split in 2007, during which time they enjoyed seven Top 10 singles in the UK Singles Chart and won two Brit Awards. She has featured on several reality TV shows including Come Dine With Me and Celebrity Big Brother. Michelle currently tours with the reformed Liberty X and recently joined Atomic Kitten for their overseas dates. She is a FETAC-qualified personal trainer.


  • 'Hot Flush is one of the most honest books I've ever read about the menopause', Natasha Harding, Literary Editor for The Sun
  • 'Essential reading', ITV's Lorraine