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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Dickinson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Freeville, New York

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Illinois Connection

Dickinson lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dickinson is an advice columnist. She succeeds the legendary Ann Landers as the ''Chicago Tribune's'' signature advice columnist. Dickinson's column, ''Ask Amy'', is syndicated by Tribune Media Services to newspapers around the world. Before joining the Chicago Tribune, Dickinson penned a column on family issues for ''TIME'' magazine and had been regularly featured on National Public Radio's ''All Things Considered''. Dickinson graduated from Georgetown University and has also worked as a producer for NBC News and as a freelance writer for publications such as ''The Washington Post'', ''Esquire'' and ''O magazine''. She has also appeared as a social commentator on CBS' ''Sunday Morning''.She currently lives in Freeville, NY.

Published Works

  • The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them, Hyperion Books, 2009
  • Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living, Agate, 2013
  • Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home, Hachette Books , 2017

Selected Titles At Your Library

The mighty queens of Freeville :
ISBN: 1401322859. OCLC Number:

Hyperion Books,. New York, N.Y. :. 2009.

Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist and weekly National Public Radio celeb, shares her remarkable story, a tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent.

Ask Amy :
ISBN: 1572841559. OCLC Number:

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"A collection of excerpts from the syndicated advice column "Ask Amy""--

Strangers tend to tell me things :
ISBN: 0316352640. OCLC Number:

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"The voice behind America's most popular advice column "Ask Amy" and the New York Times best-selling author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville--returns with her follow-up memoir of family, second chances and finding love, "--NoveList.


The Mighty Queens of Freeville

Speaking Engagements

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