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Heather Havrilesky

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Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky 

When: Sat., July 1, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: Free

You might think that advice columns would have faded away as newspapers began to shrink and we moved into the digital age, but the Internet has enabled them to get more specific than ever. Few dispense twenty-first-century wisdom better than Heather Havrilesky, the resident agony aunt at the women-focused New York magazine web offshoot The Cut, as Ask Polly. Though she handles letters from men and women of all ages, much of Havrilesky's work is geared toward women trying to figure out how to navigate work, romance, relationships, and other assorted crises. Havrilesky responds with no-bullshit, tough-love advice buoyed by heavy doses of inspired kindness and empathy. A former Durhamite, she returns in support of last summer's How to Be a Person in the World, which, unlike many books of the same ilk, is mostly made up of new material. There are a few previously published greatest hits thrown in, too, like an appalling letter from 2013 by a man trying to make a case for cheating on his wife. When Havrilesky hits town, arrive armed with some tough questions—she'll help you figure out some answers. —Allison Hussey

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