Ask Beth was a Boston Globe advice column for teenagers that ran from 1963-2007. The column was known for addressing teenage issues honestly and included topics that were taboo at the time such as sexuality. Because of the column's popularity, it became a syndicated column and appeared in newspapers around the country. The author, Elizabeth Winship, grew up in Cambridge and studied psychology at Radcliffe. She was a children's book editor for the Globe before she was offered a job as an advice columnist. Winship retired in 1998 and her daughter Peggy continued the column until 2007.