Monday, March 20, 2017

Amy Dickinson's six favorite books

Amy Dickinson is author of the memoirs The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Story of Surprising Second Chances and Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home. She writes the syndicated advice column, “Ask Amy,” which is carried in over 150 newspapers and read by an estimated 22 million readers daily.

One of her six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Bettyville by George Hodgman

Hodgman's story mirrored my own in many ways: We both left big cities (New York; Chicago) to move back to tiny hometowns (Paris, Missouri; Freeville, New York) to take care of our irascible mothers (Betty; Jane). Hodgman is mordantly funny about holding up the twin pillars of elder care (indignity and intimacy) while running into everyone you went to high school with.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue