Today in Polly: More Weight
How do you get rid of stuff? Is it possible to do a holiday party sober? And how do you deal with expectations?
Welcome to episode four of Today in Polly, where Heather Havrilesky of Ask Polly visits Tabs to answer your life questions with her hard-won and self-aware brand of good advice, and I do… whatever it is that I do. It’s like a podcast that you assemble yourself inside your own brain, from words.
Did you know that Ask Polly is NUMBER ONE on the Substack Philosophy chart? That means that Heather is the number one philosopher on Substack. This is Plato-level advice you’re getting from her. Mine is more play-dough level, I think, but every Sherlock needs her Watson.
Heather’s written a bunch of books, but her latest is Foreverland, and it’s on sale February 8, 2022 or right now if you pre-order it and then forget you did that. Think how happy and surprised you’ll be when it unexpectedly arrives!
Today we have objects & feelings part two: throwing stuff away, how to have fun at a party without drinking (can you even? yes, of course you can), and finally a trip to Colonial Salem in a possibly-misguided attempt to figure out how to deal with people’s expectations. You‘ll probably learn something! Will it be useful? That certainly is a question. Ok let’s go: