Tough Cookies Don't Crumble

Susan O'Malley

A Powerful Perspective on Success with a Girlfriend Vibe


Dr. Susan O’Malley delivers a powerful message of triumph over adversity with a girlfriend vibe. Focusing on perseverance, personal responsibility and possibility, she outlines strategies she used to transform from a college drop-out and secretary to emergency room doctor and successful entrepreneur. A hard working girl who overcame every day and insurmountable obstacles to emerge victorious, Dr. O’Malley offers road-tested strategies for women everywhere to succeed. Tough Cookies Don’t Crumble offers a road map. What happens next is up to you.

Susan O’Malley

A sought-after speaker, owner of Madison Med Spa and member of the National Speakers Association, Dr. Susan O’Malley speaks from live and virtual stages to empower women to know that it is never too late to create the lives they want.

Praise for Tough Cookies Don’t Crumble

“This engaging book is a great read for both men and women. By sharing her very personal story of challenge and ultimate triumph, Dr. O’Malley inspires us to never give up on our dreams and teaches us how to overcome life’s adversity and setbacks with courage and determination. Dr. O’Malley’s honesty, humor and straightforward advice will pull you in quickly. After reading this book, you will come away with an invaluable new perspective to help you navigate through your own personal and professional journey.”

Mary Jane Fortin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, AIG Consumer Insurance

“Failure loomed. But adversity was met with spirited self-scrutiny and dogged determination, which ultimately gave way to triumph. Fifteen years later, Dr. Susan O’Malley was a licensed physician operating her own business, as well as an accomplished public speaker. The lessons she learned along the way are generously shared in this honest, inspiring, instructive account of how she did it. These lessons can help you change the course of your own life by helping you identify, pursue and ultimately achieve your goals.”

Madeline Heilman, PhD

New York University, Department of Psychology

“I loved reading this book. It really told the story of going for it and making your world the best it can be. Often, we see the obstacles in front of us instead of the dreams. Dr. Susan showed us how perseverance can pay off. Throughout my day, parts of this book come back to me. Wonderful and inspiring book indeed.”

Kathy McShane

Ladies Who Launch, Southwestern Connecticut