LISTEN to today's conversation with Lori B. Duff
Recently named Atlanta’s Funniest Lawyer in 2019, Lori’s humorous musings in “If You Did What I Asked in the First Place,” (Oct. 15, 2019, Deeds Publishing), run the gamut — from growing up an introvert in a loud Jewish family to the ups and downs of parenting (food babies included). And while she might not be an official superhero, Lori’s takes on the wonders of women are insightful and relatable observations of some of the biggest heroes life has to offer: mothers, career women, and all-around funny ladies.
LORI B. DUFF is a national award-winning humorist and bestselling author who also happens to have a law practice. On Thursdays, she’s a judge for the city of Loganville. In the spring, she spends her free time watching Duke basketball for fear the Alumni Association will take away her degree. As a writer, she is known for both her breezy, insightful wit and her boring, 30-page legal briefs that make Emory Law School proud. Lori was awarded the title of Atlanta’s Funniest Lawyer in 2018 by default when it was discovered the first-place winner wasn’t actually a lawyer. She is married to a retired police officer and has two teenage children and a hyperactive puppy. She can be found at www.loriduffwrites.com and www.jonesandduff.com; on Twitter @loribduff; on Facebook/loribduffauthor; or on Instagram @loriduffwrites.
In an interview, Lori B. Duff can discuss:
How a lawyer (yes, a lawyer!) can find her niche in humor
Her writing process and how she navigates including her friends, family members, and colleagues in her stories
Turning a tough situation into a comical one
The power and influence of funny women
ATLANTA, Georgia – She’s not a superhero per se, but between running a law firm, raising a family, and battling the patriarchal expectations of women, award-winning humorist and bestselling author Lori B. Duff could give any Marvel character a run for their money in “If You Did What I Asked in the First Place,” (Oct. 15, 2019, Deeds Publishing).
Named Atlanta’s Funniest Lawyer in 2018, almost no topic is off limits in Lori’s newest book. Whether it be planning her own funeral, bringing up “Shrek” during her daughter’s bat mitzvah, or the criminal lack of pockets in women’s clothing, Lori’s knack for storytelling is in full force in this fantastically funny memoir.
And while she might not be an official superhero, Lori’s takes on the wonders of women are insightful and relatable observations of some of the biggest heroes life has to offer: mothers, career women, and all-around funny ladies.