"Ask Amy" advice columnist Amy Dickinson joins legendary newsman Bill Kurtis for an onstage conversation about life, love, the joy of living in Chicago, and the perils of appearing on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!. Celebrate the publication of Amy's new memoir, "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things" and learn about what makes an advice columnist tick.
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.
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