Lori B. Duff’s book If You Did What I Asked in the First Place is full of pithy, comedic takes on life’s ups and downs.
A husband, two kids, and a lucrative career result in a whole bunch of stories. From Duff’s one and only ride on a motorcycle to the psychological benefits of Candy Crush, no topic is too strange or too obscure for this collection to point out, analyze, or make fun of. Whatever life throws her way, Duff faces with determination and a witty retort.
Written in a clear, sharp voice, these autobiographical snippets focus on the everyday, as well as on personal faults and foibles. Duff both pokes fun at herself and embraces the quirks and experiences that make her unique. Entries present her family as an average bunch who annoy each other now and then, but also as wonderful, special individuals who invite affection and admiration. Bold and unapologetic opinions are forwarded on a range of relatable topics.
Lori Duff follows up her latest release, You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive, with another witty filled memoir about life not as a superhero per se, but as a woman running a law firm, raising a family, and battling the patriarchal expectations of women.
In this collection of unflinching, unapologetic, and funny oh-so-real life stories, Lori B. Duff bares the creaky, embarrassing parts of our high school cafeteria-scarred souls for us, leaving us no choice but to laugh at our failures, no matter how spectacular, and rejoice in our successes, no matter how itty-bitty. She shows women that each one of us is a wonder in our own way, with the ability - whether we know it or not - to make the best of life's often absurd situations. Reading If You Did What I Told You in the First Place is like sitting down with a good friend who helps you make it through the day. Pour yourself a glass of whatever makes you feel better and take off any constricting undergarments: let loose with the knowledge that you are not alone. You have Lori at your side.
Set for release October 15, 2019 and available through The Southern Pen Bookshop. Pre-order your SIGNED copy.
Other Titles By Lori:
Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza Box
A Picax, Amardillo, and a Laundry Basket
You Know I Love You Because You're Still Alive