Image: Amy Dickinson. (Dede Hatch/Hachette Books)
Amy Dickinson says her hometown of Freeville, N.Y, is mostly a town of leavers and stayers — and she managed to be both. Dickinson went away to college and lived in Chicago, New York, London and Washington, D.C. Eventually, as her mother was nearing the end of her life, Dickinson returned home.
Dickinson is the author of the syndicated Ask Amy advice column and is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Her new memoir, Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things, chronicles marriage, parenthood, divorce, single-parenthood, being on your own, moving back, saying goodbye, saying hello and starting over.