But don't just take our word for it; others have done a great job of shining a well-deserved spotlight on the above advice columnists and beyond, including those from yesteryear. Here are a few we'd like to shout out:

In closing, here's Heather Havrilesky auguring what would become the inevitable advice column about advice columns just to keep them all straight:

Advice columns are the new TV recaps. Soon, everyone will be writing them! ... And as with recaps, some will be amazing and smart and funny and others will be bland and dull and worthless.
— Heather Havrilesky (AKA Ask Polly)