Dear Marcy

Marcy’s Hero | E. Jean Carroll

Marcy pays tribute to this ferociously funny and fantastic advice columnist. …


Marcy:  Does this sound familiar?  “Tormented? Driven Witless? Whipsawed by confusion?”

Yup. It’s E. Jean Carroll, advice columnist for Elle Magazine. And my hero/mentor/idol.

I found this hilarious video on E. Jean Carroll. (see below)

Did you know:

  1. E. Jean  is the longest running advice columnist? In all of history?
  2. That she combines wit, snark, and sarcasm, along with a heartfelt desire to help people, to give real honest advice?
  3. That she is an animal lover?
  4. And, that she is unabashedly and brilliantly … herself! Blue trees and polka dot cars included. (watch the video and you’ll see what I mean)

E. Jean is my hero. ♥



Marcy’s favorite E. Jean quotes from this video:

  • “I like getting up at noon.”
  • “My personal life is fascinating.”
  • “I get up around noon, I stagger out this door, and I throw open my arms, and I  thank GOD I don’t have children.”
  • “You go to the woods to find out who you are and then you find out who you are and you’re even happier than when you came. It’s wonderful.”
  • “This is my shed.”

Marcy’s favorite E. Jean quotes of all time:

  • “Getting straight A’s means diddly squat in the real world. Where it’s all about hustle, determination, focus, dressing right, and who you know.”
  • “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her eighteenth birthday, you can get out of bed.”
  • “If your boyfriend tells you that you can’t do something, get another boyfriend.”
  • “Weirdly we want to be: 1. Pretty, 2. Liked. 3. Not care if we are pretty or liked.”
  • “Wear what you love. You’ll be criticized no matter what.”

*Don’t forget to check out Marcy’s own advice column, Dear Marcy. Ask her anything and hope she doesn’t answer! New post coming soon!



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  • Reply Big Momma September 6, 2017 at 10:36 am

    What a character… crazy, quirky and wise. She inspires me to be less of a conformist.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Us too!
      xo and meow,
      cynthia + marcy

  • Reply TheLadyK September 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I want to be her when I grow up!!!!
    She’s like… our spirit animals, and everything we know we are, but keep tiptoeing the line of courage to be.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm


  • Reply Patty September 6, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I had never heard of her. Thank you for broadening my horizons. Now I’ll have to look for her column. I love people who are so free to be themselves!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      She’s pretty awesome!

  • Reply Vik September 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

    A fun role model for getting older…was amazed to hear 75!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      I want to be her when I am 75! Wait a minute – I want to be her now!!

  • Reply Liz September 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

    “And I thank GODDDDD I don’t have children!” lol I had no idea she was such an eccentric or recluse. I need to find more writings from her -stat!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Ha! She’s in Elle every month and her website is

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