From Anonymous: Advice Columns Through The Decades

Advice columnists are often no more qualified to dispense wisdom than your friend or neighbor. What they do offer, though, is the chance to ask our tricky questions anonymously. Jessica Weisberg joins us to talk about the role Ann Landers, Dan Savage, Cheryl Strayed and many others play in American life. Weisberg’s new book is called “Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Advice on Life, Love, Money, & Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed” (Nation Books).