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Be Visible, Flawed and Present in the World

Published at Women in Higher Education in the September 2016 issue.

Havrilesky doles out advice for how to handle fizzled-out romances, bad friends, terrible jobs and smaller traumas of everyday life. But her advice isn’t simplistic, judgmental or what might be expected.

She veers toward existential: What does it mean to exist right here, right now? How can we be true to ourselves and thrive on this messed-up planet? Havrilesky takes every question she receives with seriousness, wit and kindness. Her advice meanders and grows paragraph by paragraph. She never dismisses a problem as small, insignificant or unworthy.