Daniel M Lavery


Daniel M Lavery is a co-founder of The Toast and the author of Texts From Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Characters, The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror, Something That May Shock and Discredit You and Dear Prudence: Liberating Lessons from Slate.com’s Beloved Advice Column. He wrote Slate’s Dear Prudence column from 2016 to 2021. He writes an email newsletter at Substack called The Chatner. 


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In ConversationYou don’t ever want to go so off the rails that you encourage somebody to blow their life up thoughtlessly. It was always helpful to remind myself, ‘The most I can do is offer someone a useful suggestion that they will consider. They still have to make their own decisions based on how they want to live their lives.’ If you take yourself too seriously in that position, you feel like, my God, I’m responsible for the wellbeing of all of these strangers, what if I mess up?

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