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Ask Amy: Father-in-law wants to hear his name

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I really identified with the situation described by “The Wedding Singer.” Like this singer, I too became paralyzed by stage fright.

I was relieved to learn that this is common, even among experienced professionals.

– Relieved

Dear Relieved: Adele famously suffers from performance anxiety. I read that she has given herself an alter ego: “Sasha Carter” (honoring Beyonce and June Carter).

Before performances, Adele lets Sasha take over, because Sasha doesn’t know fear.



(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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