The mighty queens of Freeville: a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them

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c2009.
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Millions of Americans know and love Amy Dickinson from reading her syndicated advice column "Ask Amy" and from hearing her wit and wisdom weekly on National Public Radio. Amy's audience loves her for her honesty, her small-town values, and the fact that her motto is "I make the mistakes so you don't have to." In The Mighty Queens of Freeville, Amy Dickinson shares those mistakes and her remarkable story. This is the tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent. Though divorce runs through her family like an aggressive chromosome, the women in her life taught her what family is about. They helped her to pick up the pieces when her life fell apart and to reassemble them into something new. It is a story of frequent failures and surprising successes, as Amy starts and loses careers, bumbles through blind dates and adult education classes, travels across the country with her daughter and their giant tabby cat, and tries to come to terms with the family's aptitude for "dorkitude." They have lived in London, D.C., and Chicago, but all roads lead them back to Amy's hometown of Freeville (pop. 458), a tiny village where Amy's family has tilled and cultivated the land, tended chickens and Holsteins, and built houses and backyard sheds for more than 200 years. Most important, though, her family members all still live within a ten-house radius of each other. With kindness and razor-sharp wit, they welcome Amy and her daughter back weekend after weekend, summer after summer, offering a moving testament to the many women who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place.
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subject_facet Advice columnists -- United States -- Biography, Divorced mothers -- New York (State) -- Freeville -- Biography, Extended families -- New York (State) -- Freeville, Motherhood -- New York (State) -- Freeville, Single mothers -- New York (State) -- Freeville -- Biography, Women -- New York (State) -- Freeville -- Biography
title_display The mighty queens of Freeville : a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them
title_full The mighty queens of Freeville : a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them / by Amy Dickinson
title_short The mighty queens of Freeville :
title_sub a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them