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Asking For A Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation

Jessica Weisberg.
Item #: D01414
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 320 / 2018
Publisher: Bold Type.
ISBN: 9781568585345
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For all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, Americans obsessively seek advice on matters large and small, and perhaps precisely because we believe in bettering ourselves and our circumstances in life, we ask for guidance constantly. Ranging over three centuries, Jessica Weisberg takes a tour of the advice-givers who have made their names, and sometimes their fortunes, by telling strangers what to do, including such figures as Benjamin Franklin, Sylvia Porter, Ann Landers, Benjamin Spock, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Harville Hendrix, and Judith Martin. As Weisberg suggests here, for all that has changed in American life, it's a comfort to know that our hang-ups, fears, and hopes have not.

 

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