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Say Hello

Narrated by: Carly Findlay
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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A forthright, honest, and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance due to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.

"In fairy tales,the characters who look different are often cast as the villain or monsters. It's only when they shed their unconventional skin that they are seen as 'good' or less frightening. There are very few stories where the character that looks different is the hero of the story.... I've been the hero of my story - telling it on my own terms, proud about my facial difference and disability, not wanting a cure for my rare, severe, and sometimes confronting skin condition, and knowing that I am beautiful even though I don't have beauty privilege."

This honest, outspoken, and thought-provoking memoir by award-winning writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay will challenge all your assumptions and beliefs about what it is like to have a visibly different appearance. Carly lives with a rare skin condition, Ichthyosis, and what she faces every day, and what she has to live with, will have you cheering for her and her courage and irrepressible spirit. This is both a moving memoir and a proud manifesto on disability and appearance diversity issues.

"Believe the hype - by turns frank, funny, and fearsome, Findlay's extraordinary memoir is an early contender for 2019's best Australian non-fiction...a powerful and moving invitation to examine the structures of privilege and dehumanisation that we so desperately need address in this country." (Better Read Than Dead)

"A proud celebration of appearance difference...a valuable read." (Herald Sun)

"Defiant, unsettling and thought-provoking." (The Age)

©2019 Carly Findlay (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Excellent book - a must read (or listen)

This book should be compulsory reading. Well-written, funny, and (sadly) eye opening. I enjoyed listening to it and hearing Carly tell her own story. Thank you for writing this book!

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If you're not listening and learning, why?

Aggressive and beautiful and strong and gentle. I learnt so much from Carly. I have so much more to learn.

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Interesting

Some good parts, some bad parts, bit like life really. Worth a listen though. Thank you for sharing Carly.

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Carly leads from the front.

Carly is speaking from a place of healing in this book, her thoughts and opinions are well thought out and resolved and are especially helpful for anyone grappling with their own ableism and disability. Carly leads from the front, she shows you clearly what it means to advocate for yourself and others. She also swears a little bit, which I love. We’d all be better off if books like this were required reading / listening.

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Amusing, moving, and educational

Carly tells her story with emotion and humour. I teared up, I laughed, and I learnt a lot. It was a funny and educational ride that's made me understand better what it's like to be someone who isn't me.

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Genuine and Insightful

This book is such a rich and interesting read/listen. Anyone would gain from it. I can't recommend it enough. Very well written.

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Important book

Such an important book, particularly for non-disabled people to be better allies. Loved listening to Carly’s voice tell her own story.

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Carly is a voice I always want to hear more from ♡

I'll admit this book left me a lot to think about and unpack, but Carlys approach and style divided between topics expertly and allowed for brevity between the hard stuff. Loved it!

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Say Hello

A raw and honest account from Carly about Carly, I especially loved hearing it read in her own voice with emotion shining through.
Eye opening and full of valuable, kind advice that we all need to hear and take onboard to improve our lives and happiness.

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A fantastic read and reflection

I really enjoyed Carly’s narration of her book ‘Say Hello’. Living with a chronic illness myself, hearing Carly’s story and her personal experiences really resonated with me. It was the first time I’d heard someone else vocalise experiences with living with a disability in work place scenarios and the every day ableism experiences. I highly recommend ‘Say Hello’ to hear Carly’s story and experiences and learn to say hello first.

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Emotional, honest and very very necessary

Such a great personal account of life with visible difference and everyday ableism.

I loved that Carly narrated the story herself, I found it much more authentic.