Amy Dickinson Biography
Amy Dickinson is an American newspaper columnist best known for writing the syndicated advice column Ask Amy. She has appeared as a social commentator on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s The Today Show.
She is author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Story of Surprising Second Chances,” a chronicle of her experiences.
Dickinson attended Clark University in Worcester, MA, from 1977 to 1978 and transferred to Georgetown University.
Amy Dickinson Age
Dickinson was born on 6 November 1959 in Freevile, New York, U.S. She is 59 years old as of 2018.
Amy Dickinson Family
Dickinson was born and raised on a small dairy farm in Freeville, New York.
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Amy Dickinson Husband
She married Anthony Mason, a CBS News correspondent in 1986 and they moved to London in 1987. The couple eventually divorced in 1990. She got married to Bruno Schickel, a builder from Dryden, New York on 16 August, 2008. Amy now lives in Freevile.
Amy Dickinson Children
With her ex-husband Mason, Amy has a daughter Emily born in 1988. In her book The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Story of Surprising Second Chances, Dickinson shares the misadventures as a single mother to Emily.
Amy is a mother to five daughters.
Amy Dickinson Career
She has worked as a a producer for NBC News. Amy’s articles have appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Esquire, and O. She also wrote a column on family issues for Time, and produced a weekly column for AOL’s News channels, drawing on her experiences as a single parent and member of a large, extended family.
She succeeded Ann Landers (Esther Pauline “Eppie” Lederer) as the Chicago Tribune’s signature advice columnist in 2003. Tribune Content Agency syndicates Ask Amy to newspapers around the world.
He is a frequent panelist on the radio game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! that is distributed by NPR and she was also a regular featured guest on Talk of the Nation. Dickinson has appeared on Car Talk with questions about how to respond to car problems in her column.
Her memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them, was released by Hyperion Books on 9 February 9, 2009. The memoir reached The New York Times bestseller list in two weeks, debuting at number 16. She announced in November 2016 the release of her second memoir, “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home,” coming in March 2017 from Hachette Books.
On 18 November 2013, Amy ran a letter from a parent who wanted his son to “stop being gay” because the parent found it embarrassing. The letter and the response became a sensation after being posted on Upworthy and BuzzFeed and tweeted by George Takei.
In an interview with GoPride.com, she addressed the letter’s popularity:
I’ve been saying the same thing over and over and over again. What’s interesting is that social media has changed the equation so much. I could probably find Q & As similar to this from years ago, but because there wasn’t Twitter and Facebook and George Takei didn’t have 5 million followers, it was just confined to people who read the newspaper.
Now, oh my God, it’s unbelievable. I actually heard from people who said that the letter wasn’t real and that I planted that letter so it would go viral. My response is, ‘If I could make something go viral, I would do every day.’ It’s in the very nature of virality, you can’t make it happen.
Amy Dickinson Books
2017 – Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home
2013 – Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living
2009 – The Mighty Queens of Freeville
Amy Dickinson Salary
Amy’s salary is not yet disclosed.
Amy Dickinson Net Worth
Through her successful work in writing, Dickinson is believed to earn big in the career. However, his net worth is not yet revealed.