A chat with Heather Havrilesky and some advice column highlights.
Heather Havrilesky’s How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life is out today, and over at The Hairpin Miranda Popkey chats with her about a whole bunch of stuff.
“Reading her,” writes Popkey,” is not unlike listening to your best friend finally reveal, four drinks in, what she really thinks of your boyfriend,” and that may be the best description I’ve seen so far of why the column resonates as widely as it does. (And also why some people can’t handle Heather’s truth; not everyone wants to hear it.) Here are a few of my favorite columns from Heather’s original run here at The Awl: