By Rick Kogan
For generations of usa citizens, analyzing Ann Landers's day-by-day column was once as vital as consuming breakfast. for almost fifty years a complete country became to this quick-witted, worldly-wise counselor for suggestion on every little thing from dinner etiquette to intercourse. yet who was once the lady at the back of the byline?
Iowa-born Eppie Lederer used to be first employed via the Chicago Sun-Times to take over the day-by-day suggestion column in 1955 -- and over the subsequent half-century she contributed to shaping the nation's social and sexual panorama. Award-winning journalist Rick Kogan was once Ann Landers's final editor and shut buddy, and he paints a desirable, full-bodied account of the triumphs, the knowledge, the braveness, and the rigors of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot enduring icons -- together with her painful lifelong feud together with her exact dual sister, "Dear Abby"; her obdurate refusal to turn away from even the main debatable subject matters; and the tragic breakup of her personal thirty-six-year marriage. packed with outstanding tales shared by way of humans from all walks of existence who have been profoundly tormented by the great experience and information of Ann Landers, America's Mom is a relocating tribute to a novel lady who has earned an everlasting position in our tradition ... and our hearts.
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America's Mom: The Life, Letters, and Legacy of Ann Lan by Rick Kogan