Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home

By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off. Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening....

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Title:Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home
Author:Amy Dickinson
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ISBN:0316352640
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home Reviews

  • Robin
    Dec 23, 2016
    This book surprised me with its intensity. For a book with a bright yellow cover and two large sheep, I wasn't expecting the second half to reveal what it's like to manage grief. So many of my friends have gone through the death of a parent or two over the past few years. I listen and learn from the...
  • Kirsti
    Mar 20, 2017
    "It turns out that grief isn't something that can be hurried. You can't move through it faster than it moves through you."Honestly, I didn't have high hopes for this one because I had already read Amy Dickinson's previous memoir, and it's hard for even the most eventful life to provide enough materi...
  • Emily
    Apr 13, 2017
    Both this and The Mighty Queens of Freeville are excellent books with conversational tones that are easy to get into. That said, I had to take breaks reading the second half of this one, as the honest reflections on her grief experience were tough emotionally for me to read in large chunks. ...
  • Susan
    Mar 17, 2017
    Well written experiences of Amy Dickinson--family, loss, divorce, remarriage, relocations and joy and humor interwoven in life's experiences. It was fun to discover I lived in the same Washington, DC apartment building as the author. Someone you'd like to have as a friend....
  • Melanie
    Mar 19, 2017
    Such a good read. I really enjoyed this memoir....
  • Ann Douglas
    Mar 19, 2017
    I was shocked to discover that Amy Dickinson has 20 million readers. All this time, I thought I was the only one! Of course, I'm kidding, but that's how much I connect with the warmth and humour of Amy's writing. I always feel like she's speaking (okay writing) directly to me. This memoir is written...
  • Temple Dog
    Mar 25, 2017
    Amy Dickerson's Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things was a guilty pleasure. I read it not for book club or because it would provide any symbolism of intellectual stimulus, but merely because I am a shameless fan of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, of which Amy is a regular and because it sound...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Apr 16, 2017
    Amy Dickinson has seemingly done it all. She's lived in big cities, has an enviable career with her advice column and also her appearances as a panelist on Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me (one of my favorite NPR shows), has raised her daughter virtually single-handed. But here she shares her inner life, be...
  • Kay
    Apr 16, 2017
    Funny and refreshing! Loved it!...
  • Ken Ransom
    May 17, 2017
    A wonderful combination of humor and wisdom....