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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Everybody Do Your Share Nov 22, 2019

Dear Annie: With the holidays coming up, and people going here and there for dinner at others' houses, I would like to know why some people feel they can just sit on their butts after the big meal (or before), while the others, always the same ones, ... Read More

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Saying No to Hosting Duties Nov 21, 2019

Dear Annie: Christmas is around the corner, and my mother has asked me to host Christmas at my house. (Roughly 30 people will be there.) I do not feel my house is big enough, and hosting an event at my house gives me extreme anxiety! I hosted last ye... Read More

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Carpe-ing Every Diem Nov 20, 2019

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 86 years old and retired from meaningful careers. We have a very happy marriage, wonderful children and grandchildren and are blessed with good health and mobility. We live in our own home, subscribe to two theatre... Read More

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Rebuilding After Betrayal Nov 19, 2019

Dear Annie: I read "Dear Annie" now, just as I read "Ask Ann Landers" and "Dear Abby" starting in the 1950s. I hope you can give me some advice. My husband, "Fred," and I have been married for 58 years. We met when we were both working in Washington,... Read More