WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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all of her books will have a good share of was born, she realized how fast the time passes and decided it was time to find a new passion. humor, such as the crazy Bollinger and Botox "While writing may seem different from being an on-air personality, I think they are quite party in Newton Neighbors, and women learn- similar. They all fall under the category of being a communicator and making people laugh ing to overcome hurdles through their own and escape from their own lives for a while." resolve and "gal pal" friendships. "Suzy Duffy books all 'come good' but I And her communication skills are truly incredible. Talking to Duffy is like reading her books, or eating ice cream. It is so good you don't want it to end. want them to have a 'punch' too. I simply think it is good to wrap the 'punch' in pink fluff!" laughs Duffy. "In this town, I think there is a lot of pressure to read highbrow books. And while that is important, I think it is good to escape someplace in your mind and read something fun. It is important to laugh out loud." Laughter is what keeps this mother of five sane. That and "rushing," jokes Duffy. "I rush to drop off, I rush home to write, I rush for pick up…basically I manage by rushing! My husband works crazy hours, I work crazy hours. But we do what we love and we find the humor in things." For all the craziness, she does try to keep a schedule to each day. "I write new material in the mornings, am a full-time mom in the afternoons, and edit in the evenings after everyone has been fed." Prior to becoming an author, Duffy was a radio and TV presenter in Dublin. For one different adventures — such as jumping out of a plane or going swimming with dolphins. When her first child was born, she was on the air ten hours before delivery and back on ten days after. But when her second 175 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e of the TV shows, Hit the Road, she would do

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