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A hilarious, poignant, wide-ranging take on the unique challenges of middle age–and how to weather them with grace–from former Time columnist and Real Simple editor-in-chief.

Like an intimate chat with your wise, lifelong best friend, this outrageously funny, affirming, insightful book from longtime magazine journalist Kristin van Ogtrop is a celebration of the period of life—mostly satisfied, sometimes grumpy, somewhat befuddled middle age—when mild humiliations are significantly outweighed by a self-actualized devil-may-careness.

Featuring stories from van Ogtrop's own life, as well as anecdotes from her unwitting friends and family, this book gives you permission to laugh at the small irritations of midlife and, occasionally, may even remind you that you have a thing or two to be grateful for. From negligent children to embarrassing memory lapses, insomnia to longtime marriages, pets, Snapchat, and a beloved Roomba, Did I Say That Out Loud? offers a relatable, entertaining guide to accepting the challenges of aging because…well…what else are you going to do?

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