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Did I Say That Out Loud?

By: Fi Glover,Jane Garvey
Narrated by: Fi Glover,Jane Garvey
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Summary

Features audiobook exclusive extra content, including a mid-record tea break and bespoke introductions for each chapter.

Award-winning broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey don't claim to have all the answers (what was the question?), but in these hilarious and perceptive essays, they take modern life by its elasticated waist and give it a brisk going over with a stiff brush.

They riff together on the chuff of life, from pet deaths to broadcasting hierarchies, via the importance of hair dye, the perils and pleasures of judging other women and the perplexing overconfidence of chino-wearing middle-aged white men named Roger.

Did I Say That Out Loud? covers essential life skills (never buy an acrylic jumper, always decline the offer of a limoncello), ponders the prudence of orgasm merchandise and suggests the disconcerting possibility that Christmas is a hereditary disease, passed down the maternal line.

At a time of constant uncertainty, what we all need is the wisdom of two women who haven't got a clue what's going on either.

©2021 Fi Glover and Jane Garvey (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Joyous, wise, reassuring and laugh-out-loud funny. I love these two women so much." (Elizabeth Day)

"A book like no other. Honest and very, very funny. Some bits made me want to cheer—a sentence on parenting teenage girls was so good I may get it tattooed on myself, possibly in Hebrew." (Sara Cox)

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Fortunately Fantastic

A fantastic collection of essays and observations about life from Jane Garvey and Fi Glover. Loosely feminist based, this is a thoroughly entertaining consideration of some of the big and small issues of the everyday.

I’m a huge fan of, Fortunately, Fi and Jane’s BBC podcast. This book is an opportunity to hear their thoughts on a range of topics. It’s beautifully told throughout.

I pre-ordered the hard copy but cancelled it, having heard that they recorded the audiobook together and it therefore has interactions similar to the podcast. I wasn’t disappointed. The essays are told in monologue with some chatter in between.

Thoroughly recommended.

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Top Waffle from The Best

Like Fortunately but in long form. Highly recommended. Apparently I need to write 15 words.

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If you know and love the BBC podcast Fortunately, then you'll be right at home. I suspect that the audiobook is the superior version of this title, as Fi and Jane have such wonderful voices and the interplay between them underpins the essays here.

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If you love the podcast you’ll love this

A great listen, very relatable and made me laugh out loud at times. Highly recommended

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Noooo! it's finished.

Brilliant stories, entertaining company, ironing and crafting company, plus bedtime soothers.
Genuinely sorry when it ended.

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Funny

The funniest part was the section about 'accepting cookies' on a computer. Hearing it from this perspective is hilarious but also made me appreciate the steep computer learning curve for older generations

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Nothing less than wonderful

If you enjoy Fortunately podcast you will love the wit, wisdom and warmth from Fi and Jane in this audible book Did I say that out loud? It’s a chemistry you wish you were part of it, and by listening you genuinely are for a few hours. I’ve listened once and will listen again and probably again. A series of essays on life- it’s ups, downs and what they’ve learnt along the way all with their delightful perspective and humour. It’s warm and wonderful and a perfect prescription for all of us. I loved it. Thank you ladies and don’t wait for another pandemic to write another one.

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Did I say that out loud? Yes please!

Love love love these two. So worth a listen when you’re mired in the daily chores. If you want a chuckle and some sisterhood from the over 50’s whatever your age you are in for a comfy treat

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Having consumed almost 100 audible books during lockdown this was the best and really uplifting and hilarious

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Just wonderful

Perceptive, insightful and all observations resonate deeply with this and, I suspect, most listeners. A compelling mix of wit and wisdom. Thank you!