A Life in Letters: Ann Landers' Letters to Her Only Child
America's most beloved columnist shares 40 years of advice through letters to her only child, published here for the first time. In this witty, wise, and intensely personal collection of letters to her daughter Margo, Ann Landers delivers her own unintentional memoir.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
At times it is slow and some details included don't make sense and seem unimportant. Good story showing the relationship between a mother and a daughter, it provides insight into the connection. Never was a page turner though. Seemed to always just be filler. Nothing substantion or worthwhile.
LIFE IN LETTERS 6DUser Review - Book Verdict
Syndicated advice columnist Landers wrote regularly to her only child, Margo, starting with her daughter's first semester in college. These letters include advice, news about family and friends, and comments on Landers's own life; she also recounts her divorce, her friendships, her concerns about her column and the fame that came with it, and eventually her journey toward old age. Though primarily an opportunity to hear Landers's personal thoughts and feelings, this is also a study of a mother-daughter relationship, a way to view the march through American culture, and a commentary on major events that happened during this more than 40-year correspondence. Howard provides some observations on the issues of the day and identifies some of the people mentioned in the letters. Listeners will be rewarded with wonderful stories and insights, delivered with great humor and honesty. Read by Melissa Hughes, this collection would be an interesting addition to public libraries.-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress ...