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Ask Polly

Heather Havrilesky

Advice and wisdom from Heather Havrilesky, published since 2012 (formerly at The Awl and NY Magazine). Paid subscribers receive twice weekly posts on how to navigate our broken world with compassion, realism, and an open heart.

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Latest Issues

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Heather Havrilesky

    Advice columnist, cultural critic, author of the memoir Foreverland (Ecco, 2/8/22) +three other books.

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