Love Letters

Letters to the Advice Goddess

"Your advice made me want to shove a stiletto heel up your ass."
--Name withheld, Tampa

"Your response to "Gaping Wound" had me on the floor in the local coffee shop! (On the money, too.)"
--Lisa

"I'm a psychotherapist in Grand Rapids, MI and I read your column whenever I can. I wanted to pass on that I enjoy your work and am impressed with the solid advice you give. I have saved several of your columns and read them to clients when appropriate. I hope you have no objections, I do credit you as the source."

"You are, pardon the expression, a fucking funny writer."
--Bob

"I did in fact show our exchange to my psychiatrist. He was favorably impressed with your reply....which he transcribed to his note pad."
--Daniel
•"Hey, Alkali Amy,
Hope you get your bitter rocks off in your column, at least incrementally (sic) weak by week -- so you can sometime look forward to a more likable you. The acidity that bleeds out of your offal is ultimately more sad than anything. Because once in a while you slip and give off a fleeting whiff of compassion. To better ways and better days,"

--L.C., Spokane, WA


"Perhaps your quick wit and verbal shaking will make some people wake up about their nowhere relationships. Hang in there and keep those hilarious columns coming."

--Gary

"I am a grad student/TA at the University of South Florida. Your column should be required reading for women of all ages."
--Deborah

•"As a Clinical Psychologist who does a great deal of work with couples and with individuals in relationships, I come across the kind of issues I see in letters to you all the time. This is just a simple letter of praise for some of the most right-on, level-headed, good-hearted words on the subject I've ever seen. I just though you might like to know there's someone out here in the field who enjoys the way you write and respects the way you think. More power to you."

--Andrew

"On a day when nothing went right and everything went wrong, thanks for making me laugh."

--Woman from LA