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Monday 14 July 2014

Amy Huberman reveals previous job woes at launch of new book

Allison Bray

Published 07/11/2012|20:44

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NO REPRO FEE. 7/11/2012. Pictured (LtoR) Brian O Driscoll and Amy Huberman launched her new book 'I Wished For You' at Damson Diner, 52 South William Street.Photo:Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

WRITER Amy Huberman remebers slogging it out in minimum wage jobs before she became one of Ireland’s most recognised celebrities.

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Despite her golden girl image, the rugby-star husband and successful career as a film and television actor and author, she was forced to work in low-paying jobs as a student and aspiring actress like many before her.

“I’ve done my stint in retail and in the service industry throughout the years. Being a student and actress that’s what you did,” she told the Irish Independent.

But her experiences proved to be good fodder for her second novel “I Wished for You” which she officially launched tonight at a new Dublin eatery, Damson Diner.

The heroine of her latest work of women’s fiction, Grace, works as a stylist in a boutique catering to spoilt rich clients with no taste or style.

“I’ve never worked in a clothes shop, but Jesus, I think everybody has had difficult customers,” she joked.

“But no one in particular really traumatised me enough to write a book about them,” she laughed.

Dressed in a navy blue shift dress, the expectant mother looked radiant as she posed for the cameras alongside her husband, Ireland rugby captain, Brian O’Driscoll who hobbled into the South William Street diner on a walking cast after suffering an ankle injury in a match with Cardiff last month.

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