Advice Goddess Blog The Official Amy Alkon
amy alkon, syndicated advice columnist, journalist, author and blogger


"Ask The Advice Goddess," by Amy Alkon, is an award-winning, hilarious AND psychologically sound syndicated advice column that runs in about 100 newspapers across the U.S. and Canada. For five years, Amy also penned "Ask Amy Alkon," a popular advice column that ran exclusively in the New York Daily News. Although the column reads as humor, it's based in science, psychology, evolutionary psychology and ethics.

Amy started her advice-giving career on the streets of New York...literally. She was one of three women known as "The Advice Ladies," renowned for dispensing free advice from a Soho Street Corner. Amy and her former partners authored the Bantam Doubleday Dell book, "Free Advice -- The Advice Ladies on Love, Dating, Sex, and Relationships."

Amy promotes the column in national media. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, including ones on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NPR, CNN, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, Dennis Miller, Politically Incorrect, and Biography Channel, where she was featured in "The Advice Minute, with Amy Alkon." She's had several TV deals for her own show. She also does speaking engagements. And she blogs daily at

Amy has written features for Mademoiselle, LA Times Magazine, LA Weekly, New Times Los Angeles, and the New York Daily News. Her newspaper column has won first place in the Southern California Journalism Awards a number of times. Her LA Times Magazine piece, Return of the Pink Rambler, won second place for "Best Magazine Feature Of 1999," and her New York Daily News series won first place in the "dailies above 100,000 circ" category -- also in the Southern California Journalism Awards. Amy has just published a book, I SEE RUDE PEOPLE: One woman's battle to beat some manners into impolite society. London School of Economics' Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa's review here.

If you'd like to read Amy's work in your local paper, please e-mail and ask the editor to run it.

If you need advice, please e-mail Amy at

And finally, if you're an editor who'd like to run Amy's column, please e-mail Amy at

Amy Alkon: I See Rude People from DANGEROUS MINDS on Vimeo.