"Wise Up is a modern and hilarious interpretation of Stoic wisdom presented in compulsively readable letters. It is a captivating guide for living a life of purpose and leaves you with the unshakable belief that beautiful choices make a beautiful life.”
—Carole Radziwill, New York Times-bestselling author of What Remains and Real Housewives of New York star
"What a beautiful gift Karen Duffy has given us, inviting us to peer over her shoulder as she addresses her teenage son. Never before has a life philosophy informed by the ancient Greeks been conveyed with such zany enthusiasm and delight in language. I laughed so hard I didn’t notice how much I was learning. This is a book that should be read by anyone who is a mother, and anyone who came from one."
—Beth Ann Fennelly, author of Great with Child
"Duff has a wonderful knack of putting Stoic wisdom into words. Wise Up is a masterclass in how to make people smile and pay attention while you're imparting lessons worth learning about some of the most important questions in life."—Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor