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Ask Amy: Advice for Better Livingby Amy Dickinson
Synopses & Reviews
For a decade, Amy Dickinson has been the Chicago Tribune's signature general advice columnist, helping readers with questions both personal and pressing. Her column is syndicated in over 150 newspapers nationally and internationally, and Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living is the very first collection of her daily columns, which are read by an estimated 22 million people.
Featuring over 200 question-and-answer columns taken from 20112013, this book is filled with warm, witty, and insightful advice. After taking over for the legendary advice columnist Ann Landers in 2003, Dickinson charmed her way into readers' lives with her sensible takes on etiquette, relationships, and the gray areas of day-to-day life. Her wry humor and practical wisdom comes through in her eloquently crafted tips on problems both personal and professional.
Broken down into distinct categories, Dickinson tackles issues ranging from marital to financial, familial to romantic. Having trouble with in-laws, online platforms, or a pesky sibling? Dickinson has answers for those questions and more. She's not one to mince words, and faces the problems head-on with honest and thoughtful advice. Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living is a great collection to have on hand, written in the tone of a best friend who gives the hard truth and a comforting hand in troubled times.
About the Author
Amy Dickinson is the Chicago Tribune's signature general advice columnist. Based in Chicago, she has contributed to TIME, NPR's All Things Considered, and CBS's Sunday Morning. Her memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Story of Surprising Second Chances is a New York Times bestseller.
Table of Contents
I. Marriage: For better, for worse, and not necessarily forever
II. Family: You don't choose them, but sometimes they pick up the tab
III. Parenting: The hardest job you'll ever love
IV. Siblings: They know you like nobody else, and that's the problem
V. Dating: It's not for the faint of heart
VI. Divorce: Ex marks the spot
VII. In-Laws: The good, the bad, the obnoxious
VIII. Work: It's not work if you love it—but first you have to find it
IX. Boundaries: Drawing, building and reinforcing
X. Life Online: Screwing up across platforms
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