About Marcy Sugar

Marcy Sugar

Marcy Sugar

Born and raised in Chicago, Marcy Sugar graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1973 with a major in mass communications. While visiting an old friend who was principal of an area secretarial school, she learned of an opening in Ann Landers' office at the Chicago Sun-Times. Having been a fan of the column for years, Marcy was intrigued by the position. She met with Eppie Lederer and was hired immediately.

Marcy began her work in the office by doing basic research and clerical tasks, then she moved into bookkeeping. She also worked with Kathy on Eppie's speaking engagements and helped dig up useful information and opinions to add to the column.

In 1979, Marcy left Ann Landers' office to raise a family. She came back to work part-time for Eppie in her new office at the Chicago Tribune in 1988. Her duties quickly blossomed into a full-time position, working as Eppie's editorial assistant. She helped select letters, research answers and edit them into column format, although she continued to arrange her hours so she could be with her children after school. Marcy has been married to a prominent Chicago attorney for over 30 years. They have three sons.

Marcy and Kathy are now teamed up to provide answers to "Dear Annie " letters from across the country. Together they select and research questions, then write their advice with a one-of-a-kind modern voice.

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Put It All Down on Paper Mar 24, 2017

Dear Annie: I am one of four adult siblings in a family that has always had difficulty communicating. I haven't spoken to my brother, "Tom," in many years. After getting married, Tom never bothered to invite our parents over, and he and his wife mis... Read More

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I Love Him Like a Brother Mar 23, 2017

Dear Annie: I am 47 years old and am living with so many regrets. I married my husband because I did not think anyone else would ask me. I have never been in love with him. Fast-forward 25 years. Our children are off on their own. I have been in cou... Read More

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This is Textbook Bullying Mar 22, 2017

Dear Annie: I am having a problem and don't know what to do. Please do not suggest counseling, because I tried, and my wife won't even consider it. We married 17 years ago. Both of us were in our mid-50s. She had two grown children, and I had none. ... Read More