Interview with ANN LANDERS: Living By the Letter

To her 90 million readers, ANN LANDERS is the last word on matters as mundane as toilet paper and as painful as divorce

Q. When you started out in the advice business 33 years ago, you were a square, Midwestern Jewish girl leading a life without woes. How did you relate to people with problems, and how did you find your voice? It seems to be a mix of liberal politics and conservative morals.

A. And I have learned from them. But I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is. You don't have to have lived through an immense amount of agony and pain in order to relate to people who are suffering. I really care about...

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