Dear Abby: Remembering Advice Columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips {VIDEO}

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on January 17, 2013

Pauline Friedman Phillips wrote her way into the hearts and lives of readers around the world with her longtime advice column, “Dear Abby,” written under the pen name Abigail Van Buren. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, the original advice maven died at her home in Minneapolis. She was 94.

Her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who has been writing the column for more than a decade, discusses how she and her mother concisely, kindly and logically answer reader questions from around the world.