Slate's Emily Yoffe, author of the long-running advice column, "Dear Prudence," discusses her most amazing and most controversial letters, as well as the lessons she’s learned from the letter writers and readers at 92YTribeca, and will answer attendees' anonymous questions live.
Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg will interview Emily about recurrent dilemmas, the most difficult problems and how the letters reflect our times. She knew years ago that something called Facebook was becoming big because she started receiving confusing letters about "friending" and "posting to my wall."
Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Emily anonymous questions via notecards, which she'll answer live at the event.
Emily Yoffe writes "Dear Prudence," Slate’s long-running advice column. As “Prudence,” Emily counsels Slate’s readers on love, work, relationships, insane in-laws and maddening cubicle mates. She also writes for Slate on culture and politics. She was Slate's long-time Human Guinea Pig and her adventures included working as a street performer, competing in a matzoh ball eating contest and entering (and winning) the Mrs. Washington D.C. pageant—she likes to think this was not just because she was the only contestant. She is the author of the book What the Dog Did: Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner, an account of life with her bra-eating beagle, Sasha. O, The Oprah Magazine, called the book, "laugh out loud funny." Emily's writing has appeared in many publications, including Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine and The Washington Post. She was a senior editor at Texas Monthly and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She is a graduate of Wellesley College. Yoffe lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, a private investigator, and their daughter.
Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy. Follow him at http://twitter.com/jacobwe.
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