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Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Grace Lavery

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the Dear Prudence advice columnist at Slate, the cofounder of The Toast and the New York Times bestselling author of "Texts From Jane Eyre" and "The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror." His latest book is an essay collection, "Something That May Shock and Discredit You."


Something That May Shock and Discredit You
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
February 2020
ISBN 9781982105211
256 pages
$26.00, NYP
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From the writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column and “literally the funniest person on the internet” (Rachel Fershleiser, coeditor of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning) comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture—from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure. More/less

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
Fiction / Literature
Holt Paperbacks
March 2018
ISBN 9781250113429
208 pages
$17.00, INSTOCK
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A collection of darkly playful stories based on classic folk and fairy tales (but with a feminist spin) that find the sinister in the familiar and the familiar in the alien—from Mallory Ortberg, author of Texts From Jane Eyre. More/less

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