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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Reducing Spam Mail Jul 02, 2020

Dear Annie: With this pandemic and people out of work, this might be a good way to get a few people back to work AND to save a ton of money. Both small and large businesses need to purge their mailing lists. I get mail from places I may have sent for... Read More

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Choosing Words Wisely Jul 01, 2020

Dear Annie: I was reading "Don't Call Me 'Dear'" and wanted to give you my two cents' worth. I am a woman, 72 years old. If someone calls you "dear," "sweetie," "sweetheart" or something like this, you should take it as a compliment. This applies whe... Read More

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Protect Your Catharsis Jun 30, 2020

Dear Annie: I recently read the letter from "A Better Man Today," who was concerned about people reading his personal diary, particularly about his "dark times." I agree with your answer but would like to add one more idea. Create a "burn box" and en... Read More

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A Love Lost Jun 29, 2020

Dear Annie: I'm heartbroken over an event that took place 52 years ago. I dated a girl in high school for several years and was truly in love. After I graduated from high school in 1967, I asked her to marry me. She took my hand and said that she cou... Read More