Goodnight Night Sweats

Haut Flasch and Mina Pauze

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.





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Sale date

March 26, 2024


8.25 x 6.25

About the Book

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.


Goodnight Night Sweats made me laugh till I cried. Or is this just a sign of mood swings to come? Either way, I can’t wait to give it to all of my friends because WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS.”

- Jill Twiss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo and five-time Emmy winner

“This made me laugh. Brava!” 

- Isabella Rossellini