Recently by Michal Lemberger:

   

I read advice columns. A lot of them. “Ask Polly” on The Awl. The Washington Post/Slate’s “Dear Prudence.” “Dear Sugar” on The Rumpus was a staple until it disappeared last spring. Philip Galanes’s “The Social Q’s,” Chuck Klosterman as “The Ethicist,” and John Hodgman, all in The New York Times, are regulars. Dan Savage in The Stranger makes for a raunchy (and often eye-opening) change of pace. The list goes on and on.

I’ve always been bookish, so there’s something a little embarrassing about admitting to being such an avid fan of what is surely a voyeur’s playground. I have an advanced degree in literature. Shouldn’t I be reading Dante’s Inferno? (Don’t tell: I’ve never read it.) Instead, I click manically around the Internet, looking for more advice columns to have at hand for when I… More…