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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A Friend Who Flaunts Aug 21, 2018

Dear Annie: I have been trying to decipher my recent bad feelings toward a friend who is much wealthier than I am. We have known each other for a decade. Whereas she has been married to the same man for over 30 years, I was usually a single mother. O... Read More

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Distracted and Rude on the Phone Aug 20, 2018

Dear Annie: It's important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking. When you take the time to call someone but the person is preoccupied, talks over you or doesn't say "excuse me" when someone in the room is speaking to him... Read More

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An Unwanted Come-on Aug 19, 2018

Dear Annie: My best friend's 20-something-year-old stepdaughter, "Tina," unsuccessfully attempted to seduce my husband of 25 years, "Brad." He had contact with Tina through a business connection. He had complained repeatedly to me that she was coming... Read More