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Abigail Van Buren (1918–2013)

Author of The Best of Dear Abby

Includes the names: Abigail Van Buren, Abigail Van Buren

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In 1956, Pauline Lederer told the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle that she could write a better advice column than the one she'd been reading in his newspaper. He gave her a tryout and she began writing immediately. Her pen name was Abigail Van Buren and the column was called "Dear Abby," a phrase that has since entered the cultural lexicon.

Pauline's twin sister Eppie Lederer also wrote an advice column under the pen name Ann Landers.
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