Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Did I Say That Out Loud Book Tour

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We have all had it - that "uh-oh" moment of wishing we could take back the comment that somehow slid through the filter that supposedly exists 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 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.

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

Kelly really 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 can be in fact healing, unifying, and often outrageously funny.

Bad for the laugh lines but good for the abs, some of these stories will hit really 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 all of her friends agree is most uniquely Kelly.

So prepare to read 'em and weep (with laughter)!

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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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