Dear Prudence

Why We Read Dear Prudence

Hannah: Dear Prudence has been a weekly read for me for years and years, long before Mallory Ortberg took over. However, Mallory's ascension to the throne has been an endless delight. The questions you will encounter here tend to be fairly run of the mill in general, but Mallory's charm, quirk, wordplay, and open-mindedness are delightful and refreshing. Though I don't always agree with the advice, I always agree with the manner in which it is related, with that distinctly "Mallory" voice that so many of us came to love at The Toast, her previous web project. While I deeply miss the ladies who brunch and the sardonically put-upon women in art historical paintings, I am glad that I still have somewhere to absorb phrases like "Schrödinger's Lesbian."