One of ITV's best loved Loose Women shares the stories and anecdotes that have made her the woman she is today - in her own inimitable and funny way.
Carol McGiffin has been on Loose Women almost since it started over a decade ago, and she is known and adored by their millions of viewers as one of the most-loved presenters on the show. She's brimming with brilliantly funny anecdotes and controversial opinions, and says all the things everyone thinks but would never dream of saying.
Carol is a natural storyteller and over the last few months she's been in virtual hibernation - turning down invitations, neglecting her lovely fiance Mark and spending weeks on end sitting in a wonderful sort of overgrown baby grow known as a Slanket - and all this so she could knuckle down and write the story of her life so far; all for you, dear reader, so you can enjoy the magical mystery tour that is The Life and Times of Carol McGiffin, aka Oh, Carol!
And she's lived quite a life! It wasn't an easy start - growing up on a council estate; struggling to make ends meet; an early criminal career shoplifting mouth organs from Woolworths... It wasn't all doom and gloom though - Carol discovered her talent for making people laugh early on and she's been getting into trouble ever since!
She will open up about her tempestuous marriage to Chris Evans, and will reveal all about why it eventually broke down; she'll also talk about her infamous seven years of celibacy and why she's never been frightened of being single. She's now found happiness with Mark and she'll share her secrets for looking fabulous after 40. It's not how old you are that counts, it's your outlook on life that keeps you young.
As uniquely entertaining, funny and completely outrageous as the lady herself, Oh, Carol! is a must-read for woman everywhere.
'A refreshing, humorous, humble and engaging read' **** - HEAT
It will make you laugh, warm your heart and is a thoroughly enjoyable read. - Sun
'Fab... hilarious as well as moving' ***** - Star
Heartwarmingly open - Woman
Absolutely phenomenal! It's not the kind of book you can ever forget, not the kind of book you can bear to put down . . . I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it . . . Carol is an excellent writer - Vanessa Feltz, BBC London 94.9