Holly Allton

Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey

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Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed.: The Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller: Amazon.co.uk: Ramsey, Chris, Ramsey, Rosie: 9780241447123: Books

Chris and Rosie Ramsey host the most successful podcast in the UK right now, Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed.  The key to their success? Being real, honest, and relatable. Oh and of course, downright hilarious. And when I say hilarious, I mean literal tears streaming down face, belly laughing, while sitting on the bus and all the other passengers are looking at you. Yes, it happened.

Born in South Shields, the local couple married each other in 2014 and had a child in due course.  The podcast, however, wasn’t born until early 2019, once they had experienced all the things mentioned in the title of the podcast.

After successfully making the nation laugh for over a year, they decided to release a book! When I first heard this was happening, I was incredibly excited, but I was definitely a little sceptical of whether it would work in book form or if it would unfortunately flop.

Well, fear not! The book lived up to the hype and surpassed any expectations I had. It managed to remain enormously amusing, while also letting us in on private moments and relatable content including navigating singlehood (pre-marriage) and what it’s like to bring up another human being

The way that Chris and Rosie banter back and forth on the podcast managed to translate well into written word. They did this by each writing in different fonts. I was able to keep up with this well and it didn’t break the pace of the story being told. In fact, if anything it added to it! I just wish that they had added in a photo section, so that we readers could visualise Chris and Rosie in the moments they had described so well.

I found this book to be heart-warming, and comedy gold. It was everything I needed in this un-certain time.  It was so easy to read, enjoyable from start to finish and incredibly fun. I’d highly recommend anyone to read this, and to check out the podcast too.