About the Book
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.
Whenever I feel a little stressed out with all the things I need to do at work, school and my personal life, one of my ways to unwind is to get a good book. It’s really important for me to find a wonderful book. Otherwise, I will end up more depressed an unhappy. The latest piece of literary I was able to take hold of is Kelly McDermott Harman’s Did I Say That Out Loud? From the title itself, I can sense that the book is quite interesting so I spent a day flipping through its pages and allowing the author to bring me to some places.
I must say, she did a great job in making me feel more relaxed and happier. Her book is not a waste of paper. Actually, it’s a must-read. What makes this book exceptional is that the author presents different situations and stories in her every day life. There are chapters that are really interesting. Of course, my most favorite part is on Family. In that part, there are several stories that touched me in many ways.
The book made me smile as I flipped through its pages. At the same time it also gave me a chance to realize some important matters in my life. Just like Kelly, I also want to try to write a conversation and story about my daily life. I want to record the do’s and don’t's in every situation I encounter. I want to write about the tips on how to save myself in certain situations! It’s amazing how Kelly was able to take track of all her misadventures and use them to help her readers.
Did I Say It Loud is definitely what every woman out there needs! It’s time to set everything in slow motion and read a good book. Trust me, you will love Kelly and every single part of her book.
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.