Print media is still full of delightful surprises, including a letter this weekend to syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson from an amateur actor who can't bear the ridicule of her children when they watch the movie she and her husband filmed with friends. It's sad, bizarre, and painfully ingenuous all at once.
It's been a rough week.
The advice dealt out by Amy Poehler in her Smart Girls at the Party Ask Amy series is meant for young girls, but this is a fact that we should all choose to ignore because Poehler's counsel can be useful to all of us, regardless of age. In the first episode of 2013, a girl named Caity writes in to ask how to take in…
Welcome to Boys' Minute, Will Arnett's new biweekly series meant to compliment wife Amy Poehler's Ask Amy. While Amy's videos are tender and heartfelt, Will's (thus far) are a little different. Either way, we'll take it.
Ask Amy is back with its second episode, this time with a young girl writing in for advice on what to do when life becomes overly stressful. As if we'd expect anything less at this point, Amy's answer is solid and considerate — she even evokes Anne Lamott's fantastic book on writing, Bird by Bird!
Those of us who have grown up in the digital age and who strive to live our lives minimizing our assholery abide by a single rule: unless there are dire, life-or-death circumstances or you were explicitly instructed to do so by the person who owns the email account, for the love of all that is holy, do not fucking…
In her latest column, advice columnist Amy Dickinson says she hopes a letter from one of her readers "will be posted on college bulletin boards everywhere." After reading Dickinson's advice for said reader, I sincerely hope this isn't the case.
Today someone writes into the Philadelphia Inquirer's advice column, "Ask Amy," to ask how to deal with her hostess's tasteless fat-free cooking. Amy says suck it up. We respectfully disagree.
We have a love-hate relationship with syndicated advice columns. As much as we love other people's problems, we hate their solutions! Here, Jezebel neglects her own issues to tackle the most pressing and poignant of everyone else's. You'll be so inspired, you won't know how to repay her. (Hint: Money.)