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Did I Say That Out Loud? by Kelly McDermott Harman

We’ve all had it – the “uh-oh” of wishing we could take back the comment that somehow escaped the filter between our brains and our mouths. Did I Say That Out Loud? is the tell-all account of the author’s misadventures in the daily experience that is life. Told in the tone of a coffee-klatch gathering with your best girlfriends – you know, the ones you can share anything and everything with – the author holds nothing back as she recounts the trials and tribulations of life as Kelly Harman.

Thinking of braving Botox or plastic surgery? Get the real scoop from Kelly, including pre-procedure husband prep. Need help when your cat catches on fire? Ask Kelly how to extinguish the flames without spilling your wine. Survival tips for when a 300 pound man falls on you? Ask Kelly, who lived to tell the tale.

Kelly captures those “you can’t make this stuff up” dramas and takes them one step further. She shows us that by reveling in the inevitable mess of the moments we wish we could take back, we may discover that sharing our stories is in fact healing, unifying, and often outrageously funny.

Bad for the laugh lines but good for the abs, some of these stories will hit close to home, others will stray far, far from your average woman on the street. But all are unified by the inimitable candor and hilarity that her friends agree is uniquely Kelly.

Read ’em and weep.

My Review of Did I Say That Out Loud?

This book literally had me laughing out loud at moments. It was an easy, light read. I’ve actually kept it in my purse to pull out when I needed a pick-me-up or while waiting for appointments or meetings.

The author provides a humorous outlook on all things life – marriage, children, grandchildren, work, travel, the list could go on.  Everyone will find something to relate to and get a nice chuckle from within these pages.

It’s a great reminder that laughter truly is the best medicine – finding humor in our daily lives is easy to do. Recognizing and embracing those moments is the key – and will probably keep most of us from going absolutely batty.

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About the Author
Kelly McDermott Harman was born in Asmara, Ethiopia in 1962 and has walked the road less traveled ever since. Her childhood was spent overseas, living in eight different countries before she came to the U.S. at the age of 16. This experience inspired an adventurous streak and disregard for convention which has yielded a rich life, overflowing with great story material.

Her experiences range from celebrating her ninth birthday at India’s Taj Mahal to being evacuated with her family in the midst of a civil war in East Pakistan, single motherhood to serial entrepreneur, and Burning Man devotee to self-made marketing maven. Most recently Kelly came full circle back to the continent of her birthplace, celebrating her 50th birthday at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Kelly lives in Manassas, Virginia with Bob, her husband and true love of 23 years and has three sons. When she isn’t writing about her adventures, Kelly loves spending time with her friends and family, but especially with her three grandchildren, teaching them the value of reckless honesty and unhindered fun.

Kelly is currently working on her next book, a memoir about growing up abroad as the daughter of a (former) CIA agent.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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Michele Bodenheimer

Sunday 15th of September 2013

I could really use a book that makes me laugh out loud right about now-will be checking it out immediately!

Mel Montana

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Nice book! Love to hear more tips especially on survival ones.

Adin B

Thursday 12th of September 2013

The author looks like a fun loving person herself. It sounds like a fun book to read and to tote along with you when you are out. Sounds really entertaining.

Healy Harpster

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Sound liked a very good book to read. I like to read a story that can bring a smile to my face or that can make me laugh!

Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulit)

Thursday 12th of September 2013

I did it a couple of times and yes, it's embarrassing. I once asked a colleague when she was due and here she was not even pregnant, arghhh..

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