About Annie Lane

Annie Lane

Annie Lane

Annie Lane grew up in California and headed east to graduate with honors from New York University, where she majored in English literature and specialized in psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Since July 2016, Annie has offered common-sense solutions to everyday problems in her column, “Dear Annie.” Her advice is unusually perceptive. She is firm, funny and sympathetic, echoing the style of her biggest inspiration, Ann Landers.

Annie lives outside Manhattan with her husband, two kids and two dogs. When not writing, she devotes her time to play dates and Play-Doh. 

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Dreaded Sibling Visits Nov 17, 2018

Dear Annie: I am the youngest of five siblings between the ages of 63 and 72. Our parents are deceased. There was much stress over the loss of our mother four years ago. We each received a big inheritance. However, there was much tension over the mon... Read More

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Ditched for a New Crowd Nov 16, 2018

Dear Annie: I am a college student and have met few people I would consider friends. However, there is one friend in particular, "Sally," whom I have helped out a lot since we met. There have been times when I've taken her to and from work (she has p... Read More

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Noises in the Night Nov 15, 2018

Dear Annie: I recently moved to a noisy downtown apartment building. I'm a pretty deep sleeper, but the noise level at my new place is challenging even for my normally sound slumbers. I would just wear earplugs to bed, but I'm worried that would keep... Read More