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The Resource Asking for a friend : three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed, Jessica Weisberg

Asking for a friend : three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed, Jessica Weisberg

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Asking for a friend : three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed
Title
Asking for a friend
Title remainder
three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Weisberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice and self-help -- from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners." -- From book jacket
  • We've always loved seeking advice-- so long as it's anonymous, and as long as it's clear that we're not asking for ourselves; we're just asking for a friend. And from the colonial era on, there have always been people eager to step up and offer advice, some of it lousy, some of it thoughtful, but all of it read and debated by generations of Americans. Weisberg takes readers on a tour of the advice-givers who have made their names, and sometimes their fortunes, by telling Americans what to do. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberg, Jessica
Dewey number
070.4/44092273
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1589
LC item number
.W43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advice columnists
  • Advice columnists
  • United States
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Asking for a friend : three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed, Jessica Weisberg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Old, wise men -- In praise of the maggot: John Dunton -- Politeness vs. honesty, part 1: Lord Chesterfield -- Funny business: Benjamin Franklin -- American guru: William Alcott -- Part two: As a friend -- Sob sister: Dorothy Dix -- Happy thoughts: Dale Carnegie -- Everything changes: Dear Abby and Ann Landers -- Indulgence is a virtue: Mildred Newman -- Part three: Experts among us -- Honorary pants: Sylvia Porter -- Doctor's orders: Benjamin Spock -- Death's best friend: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross -- Guide to the stars: Joan Quigley -- Part four: Advice for all, by all -- Stand by me: Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt -- Politeness vs. honesty, part 2: Judith Martin -- How to coach a life coach: Martha Beck -- The king of Quora: Michael King
Control code
on1000584160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9781568585345
Lccn
2017044117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000584160
Label
Asking for a friend : three centuries of advice on life, love, money, and other burning questions from a nation obsessed, Jessica Weisberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Old, wise men -- In praise of the maggot: John Dunton -- Politeness vs. honesty, part 1: Lord Chesterfield -- Funny business: Benjamin Franklin -- American guru: William Alcott -- Part two: As a friend -- Sob sister: Dorothy Dix -- Happy thoughts: Dale Carnegie -- Everything changes: Dear Abby and Ann Landers -- Indulgence is a virtue: Mildred Newman -- Part three: Experts among us -- Honorary pants: Sylvia Porter -- Doctor's orders: Benjamin Spock -- Death's best friend: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross -- Guide to the stars: Joan Quigley -- Part four: Advice for all, by all -- Stand by me: Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt -- Politeness vs. honesty, part 2: Judith Martin -- How to coach a life coach: Martha Beck -- The king of Quora: Michael King
Control code
on1000584160
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9781568585345
Lccn
2017044117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000584160

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