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Get the Girls Out

Narrated by: Lucy Bloom
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
4.8 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A rousing, funny, straight-talking, inspirational and generally awesome book from social entrepreneur Lucy Bloom, part memoir, part life lessons, which urges us all to find our courage, take joy in life, and celebrate our extraordinary ordinariness....

Stirring, straight-talking, incredibly inspiring, funny, and full-on - Lucy Bloom is one of a kind, and so is her memoir.

Lucy's openhearted interest in the world has taken her from jillarooing on a cattle farm to maternity hospitals in Ethiopia, from marshaling a cross-country carnival in northern Uganda to CEO briefings in the back of a tuk-tuk in Cambodia. Hers has been a life of fighting for the underdog only to find out that, sometimes, the underdog is actually her. Taking all dramatic life turns, sidesteps, and face plants in her stride, Lucy has rebuilt her life every time, with love and adventure at its heart, plus a side order of mischief. 

Rollicking, rude, brimful with joy, and written with a take-no-prisoners, bare-all honesty, this book is a call to arms - a book to make you laugh out loud, nod your head in recognition, recharge your life, and let loose. 

"My deepest wish is that reading this book makes you want to do cool stuff, make plans, launch that business, pack your bags, shave your head, ride that horse, date that hottie, apply for that job, chuck that party - and, most of all, get your girls out, whatever that means for you."

"This memoir is so full of life and its ups and downs, you will start reading it again as soon as you finish. We are all richer for knowing Lucy." (Wendy Whiteley OAM)

"Lucy tells powerful stories of human tenacity and love; she inspires all with her insight into the human spirit." (Bernard Salt AM)

©2019 Lucy Bloom (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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You NEED to read (listen to) this book!

I finished this book in 2 sittings (unfortunately I had to sleep!) and it was so moreish that I would get so annoyed every time I got interrupted! I am currently in hospital after having multiple brain surgeries, and have been throwing regular pity parties for myself. Reading Lucy's book could not have come at a better time for me. It sounds cliche, but it really has changed my whole perspective on life. I'm actually exhausted after finishing the book, but in a good way. I feel like I've been on a massive journey, a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I literally laughed out loud when Lucy described her second birth, and my heart ached when she described the lowest moments of her life. My heart sung at the Doc and the Captain love stories. Lucy has been through more than 50 people would experience in their lifetime. And most people who have had such horrific experiences would be bitter and twisted. But instead she has risen above it all, turned her life around and become an even more awesome, kick arse person. Her sense of adventure leaves me in awe. Her honesty, refreshing. Her optimism, contagious. This book has put everything in perspective for me, the pity party has stopped, and I'm left feeling hopeful and inspired. I'll never be as adventurous as Lucy, but by heck I'm gonna try! If you're umming and aahing over whether to read this book, just do it! You won't regret it.

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Give this book to every woman you love!

I missed listening to this book as soon as I finished it! Lucy will help show you what is holding you back, and inspire you to make the most of your one wild precious life. I can’t wait to gift this book to every woman I love.

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100% tear jerking GOLD

For anyone who wants a belly laugh and a kick in the butt to live BIGGER. Lucy Bloom is pure gold!

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I laughed so hard tea came out my nose.

Thanks for the wake up call Lucy. Your stories change things, in lots of good ways. My favourite section was your piece to your younger self. And your stories about your birth work in Africa and Australia.

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Roller coaster ride

There is nothing like listening to the author read/recount their book/memoir. I love the feel, sound & attitude. This book covers many bases and left me with a few questions but otherwise was an affirmation of what can be achieved by luck, hardwork and guts.

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Validated and inspired

As a fellow shiny-squirrel-chaser, I feel both validated and inspired after *reading* (cough) this book. The fact that the author read this herself brought so much heart and humour to her story, which I enjoyed from start to finish. I had started to worry that I should become a grown-up and take life more seriously, so this book came along at the perfect time. I have given myself permission to relax and live life to the full. Thanks Lucy! (PS we should seriously be best friends)

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Courageous Inspiring Hilarious. A must listen!

Wow. what an incredible Woman. fierce and raw. I saw one of my friends on fb post about this book on her feed and had to get my hands on it. Every chapter had me hanging off every word. Lucy narrating her own book is the very best part. Courageous Inspiring Hilarious Honest. You'll laugh cry and gasp. What a life well lived and you're only half way there. Thank you for all of the work you have done and continue to do, Lucy Bloom.

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Awesome book

It takes a cracking author to write an exposé like this on themselves. What courage! Even better is the way she takes lessons from all sorts of experiences, and shares them with us. The stories are entertaining, the narration is personable, and the emotion is palpable.