Ann Landers in Her Own Words

Ann Landers in Her Own Words

Personal Letters to Her Daughter

By Ann Landers; Margo Howard (Editor)

Warner Books (NY), Paperback, 9780446695046, 391pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2005

Description
My mother wrote this book. It took her forty-four years... Three generations of Americans grew up reading Ann Landers. Her advice guided and inspired millions. Now, by reading the letters she wrote to her daughter, everyone who loved her column can get to know the woman behind the famous name. Ann Landers was born Eppie Lederer to immigrant parents in Iowa, but her extraordinary success would bring her into the world of the rich, the famous, and the talented. She met with popes and presidents and socialized with the best and brightest of her generation. And she told her daughter all about it as she opined on world-changing events and candidly spoke of her love life after her divorce, as well as her innermost feelings about her identical twin, "Dear Abby," and their long-standing feud. Witty and often hilarious, passionate, and, of course, brimming with sound advice, Ann Landers in Her Own Words is a portrait of an American original whose profound influence still resonates today. This book brings back the voice and spirit of the woman who helped ninety million people greet the day and forever changed us with her immortal words: "Wake up and smell the coffee.


About the Author
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Ann Landers is the most widely syndicated columnist in the world. She lives in Chicago and has a daughter, three grandchildren, arid three great-grandchildren.

After starting as a feature writer for the Chicago Tribune, Margo Howard began writing for publications such as the New Republic, the Nation, People, TV Guide, and Good Housekeeping. She returned to her familial roots when she became "Dear Prudence" at Slate. After 8 years she moved to Yahoo News as "Dear Margo." The column was syndicated in 200 newspapers and at wowowow.com. She lives in Cambridge, MA, with Mr. Right #4.