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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Son Needs to Man Up Sep 18, 2018

Dear Annie: My son recently married a young woman from an affluent family. When he was first engaged, we began to see less of him. We invited him and his fiancee to dinners, vacations, etc., but were usually turned down. They do, however, spend a gre... Read More

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Throw Another Rat on the Barbie Sep 17, 2018

Dear Annie: Last year, my husband and I attended my cousin's annual summer barbeque. After we arrived, I looked for a place to tie up our dog in the backyard and noticed a few dead rats. They appeared to have been there for some time. I made mention ... Read More

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And Now 'She's' Irish Step Dancing Sep 16, 2018

Dear Annie: On a recent trip to visit my daughter, I found out that my 12-year-old grandson has taken up Irish step dancing. What bothers me is that he dances in the girls division. My daughter told me it began when a girls troupe needed one more da... Read More