They don't always look particularly regal, but most of us can name our own "Mighty Queens" . . . those women who have been our mentors, supporters, and prodders in life. Despite the fact that Amy Dickinson writes a daily, syndicated advice column and is a regular guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" radio game show, she says, "I'm surrounded by people who are not impressed by me." Freeville, New York is the place Dickinson left behind and the place to which she has now returned . . . the place where the Mighty Queens still rule. Even if you're not an NPR fan or a seeker of advice, give this engaging memoir a try.
The Mighty Queens of Freeville