I asked Patterson what "advice for men" meant to him. We could gin up a good argument over whether a guest has a right to ask, and whether the standing of that guest matters — family vs.
What we think of today as an advice column is closely related to a centuries-old genre known as conduct literature, a broad term for works that tell people how to behave. But, no surprise, the 20th century changed the way advice for women was dealt out.
Related Story New Problems, Old Issues: Why Advice Hasn't Changed Much Since Dear Abby Yes, it's still the case that most of the advice columns out there are either topic-specific offering advice only on, say, sex or they're non-gendered, which translates to women advising women.
His writing workshops are even advertised right below his answers! These kids are not close in their ongoing lives, but have come to bat for big things like weddings. Lily Rothman is a freelance writer based in New York City.
Does a guest have the right to determine what we serve, based on her own conscience? The third installment got a little closer: a question about chivalry and another about a potential divorce. A reasonable expectation of yourself is to choose not to take any of this personally. The Gentleman Scholar is only three entries in at this point, and Patterson says that, while he has received about questions so far, everything at this point is chance.
Read Carolyn Hax every day in the Free Press. Of course they're ill-equipped to give advice about life!
This, the columnists told us, is how a good woman would act.