Asking For A Friend
Friday, we're talking about what advice columnists have had to say over the years about life and love. Author Jessica Weisberg says our questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed.
What are people getting from advice columns? Have you ever written to a columnist with maybe an etiquette question or something more personal? The journalist Jessica Weisberg has a new book that profiles advice columnists and what they’ve had to say over the years about life, love, and money. Weisberg says that over time the questions are the same, it’s the answers that have changed. She joins us along with advice columnists Amy Dickinson and Utah’s own Ann Cannon. (Rebroadcast)
- Jessica Weisberg is a writer and producer. Her book is called Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, & Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]
- Amy Dickinson writes the Chicago Tribune's Ask Amy column, which is carried in over 150 newspapers across the country. You may also recognize her from NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Her latest book is called Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]
- Ann Cannon is the advice columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune. Her latest book is called I'll Tell You What [The King's English] It's a collection of personal essays about her father, LaVell Edwards. Tuesday night, June 26 at 7 p.m., Ann will give a reading and signing at The Provo City Library, 550 N University Ave.
Doug's favorite Ask Amy column:
Sisterly exclusion makes one sis a horrible person Dear Amy: Every fall, my sister, cousins and a cousin's sister-in-law have a weekend shopping excursion in our home city. We stay in a hotel, treat ourselves, shop for our children and go out for lunches and dinners. It is a great time to reconnect. I have a sister "Wendy," who we do not invite.