Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. Much like the many Jewish advice columnists before her (Ann Landers, the Bintel Brief, etc.), her readers look to her for wisdom on all matters of the heart, from work romances to life-altering breakups. In her column, she has it all figured out, but in her real life she’s a lot less certain. In her 30s, Meredith has reservations about the traditional path of marriage and family, and wonders about her place in the world as her peers move on and start having children. After her single mother is diagnosed with cancer, Meredith has even more questions, and finds herself turning to her loyal readers for help. CAN’T HELP MYSELF is the extraordinary (and often hilarious) story of a single woman who joins a long tradition of Jewish advice givers. It’s also a tale of family, friendship, and how to build the kind of community (on and offline) that will be there when it counts.
Can’t Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
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