‘Ask Amy’ Writer Addresses Crowd of More Than 100 at JJC for Women’s History Month

Amy Dickinson, New York Times best-selling author and nationally-syndicated columnist of “Ask Amy: Advice for the Real World,” visited Joliet Junior College and spoke to more than 100 women during a Women’s History Month presentation on March 16. 

Amy Dickinson addresses a crowd of more than 100 women at JJC during a Women's History Month event.

Amy Dickinson addresses a crowd of more than 100 women at JJC during a Women’s History Month event.

During the event, Dickinson talked about the lessons she’s learned in life, and addressed problems facing many American women today: including being a single parent and a career woman at the same time, and caring for an elderly parent.

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Most importantly, she talked about the significance of her friendship with her female family members. These themes, all covered in her memoir, “The Mighty Queens of Freeville,” have provided a foundation for the way she answers questions in her daily advice column, “Ask Amy.”

Dickinson’s column appears in more than 200 newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and The Washington Post. In addition to her memoir, Dickinson has also published a book that features several of her advice columns called “Ask Amy: Advice for Better Living.”

In addition to her speech, Dickison met with attendees and signed books during the event.  

This presentation was sponsored by ExxonMobil in partnership with Joliet Junior College and Joliet Township High School and hosted by Amber Russell, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery Manager; Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, JTHS Superintendent; and Joliet Junior College.

For more about Women’s History Month events at JJC, please visit http://www.jjc.edu/multicultural-affairs/Documents/WomensHERSTORY_Flyr%202016.pdf.

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