Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things

A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home

Book - 2017
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In Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things --her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville --America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love.

By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off.

Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening, this touching and heartfelt homage speaks to all who have faced challenges in the wake of life's twists and turns. From finding love in middle-age to her storied experience with stepparenting to overcoming disordered eating to her final moments spent with her late mother, Dickinson's trademark humorous tone delivers punch and wit that will empower, entertain, and heal.
Publisher: New York :, Hachette Books,, 2017, ©2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316352642
Branch Call Number: 070. 92 DIC D
Characteristics: xi, 223 pages : map ; 24 cm


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Aug 14, 2017

Ask Amy fans be warned: the title of this book is misleading, as it is entirely about Amy's life, not her career. Her writing is a bit egotistical (she herself admits this at times), and her life story is rather average, though she over-dramatizes certain parts to make it seem novel. The entire book gushes about her sickeningly charming hometown of Freeville, and dwells on several sad but foreseeable events, while never really discussing her swanky, well-paid, jet-setting dream job. I was surprised to see she wrote ANOTHER memoir several years ago; I was unsurprised to see Freeville is in the title. Not sure how many more memoirs she can pump out, but at some point it'd be nice to actually hear about these Strangers who Tell her Things.

Mayflower94 Jun 13, 2017

I am fan of the syndicated newspaper column “Ask Amy”. Here is the life story of Amy Atkinson, the person behind all those wise advice on life’s challenges, in her own words.

May 20, 2017

A nice read with beautiful descriptions of the small town where Amy Dickinson grew up and eventually returned. She is a great writer with flowing prose and relatable life stories. There was one picture of the author and her family - only one. I wish she had included more pictures of the central characters in her life!! That's my only complaint.

May 10, 2017

a very humble, honest and gifted writer shares her history of disappointment and triumphs.

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