About

This blog follows the daily (or weekly) advice dispensed by some of the major advice columnists in my world–and probably in yours too.

I typically comment on the questions and answers, point out trends I’ve noticed, and track anything I’ve submitted and anything that’s been printed (it happens, sometimes!). Long term goals include exploring the concept of the advice column in general–how it’s changed, what it does, etc.–and commenting on books and movies featuring advice columns and columnists.

I hope you’ll contribute your two cents–what do you think of the problems plaguing society today, and the way our (mostly female) fearless advisors approach them? Read something shocking, interesting, or hilarious? I’d also like to hear who you’re reading, and how you like them, so I can check them out!

3 responses to “About

  1. You should definitely have a look at Graham Norton’s column in the UK Daily Telegraph. It is published fortnightly on Saturdays, but the dates are sometimes different online. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthadvice/pillowtalk
    You can probably find out more about him using wikipedia or he might have a website. He used to alternate with Ruby Wax (an American famous in Britain, not sure if she is big in USA?), but thank goodness she dropped out. She was only interested in scoring one-liners, boasting about how dysfunctional her parents were, and bringing up biological drives. Much of which may be true, but her tone was not caring.
    Graham makes his remarks funny, but straight to the point, and he obviously cares about the LWs.
    Cheerio

  2. Thank you for your comment and tip! I will certainly check him out.

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