Notable: Advice-givers write about their own life choices

Published April 19, 2018


Since you asked

Three women whose jobs involve giving advice write about navigating their own life choices.

Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist (Grand Central) by Meredith Goldstein, the Love Letters columnist for the Boston Globe, is a memoir about negotiating her own private life — and how she learns to let her readers help her.

Go Ask Ali: Half-Baked Advice (and Free Lemondae) (Harper) by Ali Wentworth, a comic actor (Nightcap) and writer, who channels her inner Dear Abby for funny tips and judgments about sex, parenting, social media and more.

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home (Hachette Books) by Amy Dickinson, who writes the syndicated "Ask Amy" column, recounts her midlife experiences as she leaves Chicago for her tiny hometown, loses her mother and finds new love.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor