Dear Digby

Product Number: EB00403988
Released: Jun 10, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480484801
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

An oddball newspaper editor advises eccentric readers—and reckons with her own painful past in this psychological thriller Willis Digby is the letters editor at Sis (Sisterhood) magazine, a job that drives her mad. A Miss Lonelyhearts for feminists, Willis plows through correspondence that fluctuates from the predictable, boosterish boilerplate to letters challenging conventional notions of sanity, struggling to find a balance in her selections for publication in the landmark journal. Memorable letters include those from a woman who sprinkles cat food into her husband's breakfast cereal each morning, one from a woman convinced that the man on the label of her cleaning products is harassing her, and endless gender-specific descriptions of peculiar sexual proclivities. As Digby strikes up an unconventional friendship with one of her correspondents, she also confronts a harrowing childhood incident that has come back to haunt her. At once witty and powerful, Dear Digby is a thrilling tragicomedy that explores the shifting borders of the self, or selves, that define individual sanity and conventional thought, and redefine communication among lost souls.

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Author(s): Carol Muske-Dukes
Original Publish Date: Jun 10, 2014

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