By Rick Kogan
For generations of usa citizens, studying Ann Landers's day-by-day column used to be as very important as consuming breakfast. for almost fifty years a whole kingdom grew to become to this quick-witted, worldly-wise counselor for recommendation on every little thing from dinner etiquette to intercourse. yet who was once the girl at the back of the byline?
Iowa-born Eppie Lederer used to be first employed through the Chicago Sun-Times to take over the day-by-day recommendation column in 1955 -- and over the following half-century she assisted in shaping the nation's social and sexual panorama. Award-winning journalist Rick Kogan used to be Ann Landers's final editor and shut pal, and he paints a desirable, full-bodied account of the triumphs, the knowledge, the braveness, and the pains of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot enduring icons -- together with her painful lifelong feud along with her exact dual sister, "Dear Abby"; her obdurate refusal to draw back from even the main arguable themes; and the tragic breakup of her personal thirty-six-year marriage. full of notable tales shared through humans from all walks of lifestyles who have been profoundly stricken by the great experience and suggestions of Ann Landers, America's Mom is a relocating tribute to a novel girl who has earned an everlasting position in our tradition ... and our hearts.
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