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Ask Amy: Special needs child really needs good uncles

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The further happy news is that none of this will matter. You’ll have a grand time.

Dear Amy: I loved your response to “Happy to Help,” who wondered how to help her partner overcome writer’s block.

I was so happy to see my favorite author, Anne Lamott, quoted in the answer!

– Big Fan

Dear Big Fan: Quoting from Charlotte’s Web: “It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”


Anne Lamott is that, to many writers and readers.


(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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