• The Mighty Queens of Freeville

  • A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them
  • By: Amy Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Amy Dickinson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-03-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hyperion AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Amy Dickinson has made a career out of helping others, through her internationally syndicated advice column "Ask Amy". In The Mighty Queens of Freeville, Amy Dickinson shares her remarkable story. This is the tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent. It is a story of frequent failures and surprising successes, as Amy starts and loses careers, bumbles through blind dates, and travels across the country with her daughter. All roads, though, lead them back to her hometown of Freeville (pop. 458), a tiny village where Amy's family has lived for over 200 years. Most important, her family members all still live within a 10-house radius of each other. With kindness and razor-sharp wit, they welcome Amy and her daughter back, offering a moving testament to the many women who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place.
©2009 Amy Dickinson (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nilda on 12-16-09

Enjoyable "read"

Frankly, I didn't know about Amy Dickinson taking over for Dear Abby. However, now I feel like I know her and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Books read by their authors can be dreadful but Amy does a great job. She tells her life story in a funny, self-deprecating, intelligent way. Many women will identify with her as she attempts to make peace with a failed marriage, raise a daughter as a single mom, and work at creating a career she never imagined. She reminisces about growing up in a small town in New York and finds through the years that you CAN go home again and find love and happiness.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elinor Gregory on 09-11-12


Would you consider the audio edition of The Mighty Queens of Freeville to be better than the print version?

Yes, hearing the author read her own book was enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

IT was interesting and relevant to my own life.

Have you listened to any of Amy Dickinson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both for sure.

Any additional comments?

I would recommned this to anyone who wants a real down to earth story about strong women, good humor, and uplifting story line.

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