Posts Tagged: advice columns

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Heather Havrilesky

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We are in a chaotic mess of a world, and our lives are going to be chaotic messes no matter how victorious and shiny we manage to become.

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Murakami Plays Dear Abby

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“There’s no use of me singing ‘I can’t stop loooooooving you’ to you, I suppose.” We beg to differ, Haruki: The Rumpus would love to hear your crooning Ray Charles rendition. Alas, author Haruki Murakami hasn’t serenaded us yet, but he has committed to responding to over 40,000 letters in his advice column (site in Japanese), […]

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Mr. Murakami’s Place

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According to the Guardian, Haruki Murakami is soliciting fan questions through the end of January, offering his opinions and advice,” says Shinchosha Publishing, “on how to tackle all manner of difficulties.” The answers will be posted on his website, “Murakami-san no tokoro” or “Mr. Murakami’s place,” throughout February and March.

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From a Distance

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Over at The Believer, Zack Rogow and Renee Morel have unearthed French novelist Colette’s advice column for the forlorn: You who love “madly,” have you decided, accepted, that one day love will disappear from your life? Permit me to be astonished. You seem more resigned than a nun who, taking the veil, devotes herself to […]

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