The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them (Hardcover)
A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them
Hyperion, 9781401322854, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
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Praise For The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them…
"Common sense, a practical nature, and a searing sense of social justice are the hallmarks of Amy Dickinson's advice column. Now, in a delicious and hilarious memoir, Amy gives us her worldview via Main Street with wit and originality, through her own bejeweled binoculars. The view is never, for a moment, self-indulgent. She's a wise and fair queen for sure. Long Live Amy!"
-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of the Big Stone Gap series, Lucia, Lucia, and Very Valentine
"THE MIGHTY QUEENS OF FREEVILLE is great American storytelling at its best. A tale of promise postponed and scrappy survival, Amy Dickinson's glorious triumphs are like rabbits pulled out of a hat, one after another after another. Full of hope and humor and big simple truths, it is a story told with grace and without a trace of cynicism. This is a book you will love and one you will be truly sad to finish."
-Laura Zigman, author of ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
"In THE MIGHTY QUEENS OF FREEVILLE, Amy Dickinson shares her life story about love and loss, parents, daughters, aunts, fathers, pets, and life from the mundane to the ridiculous to the quietly heartbreaking. Or, sometimes loudly heartbreaking, with great big honking sobs. Amy doesn't have all the answers, but she suggests a good place to find them: at home, with the people who love you."
-Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" and author of THE BOOK OF VICE: Naughty Things and How to Do Them
"Reading Amy's book in bed. Wife to me: 'Is it good?' Me to wife: 'Sure, but what do I care, I'm a guy?' Wife to me: 'Then why are you crying?'"
-Noah Adams, author of PIANO LESSONS