Mallory Ortberg
Mallory Ortberg
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Mallory Ortberg in 2015
Born (1986-11-28) November 28, 1986 (age 31)
Occupation Writer, editor, blogger
Nationality American
Education Azusa Pacific
Genre Satire
Notable works Texts from Jane Eyre (2014)
Relatives John Ortberg (father)

Mallory Ortberg (born November 28, 1986) is an American author, editor, and a co-founder of the feminist general interest site The Toast.[1] She previously wrote for Gawker and the Hairpin, where she met Toast co-founder Nicole Cliffe.[2][3] Mallory and Nicole ran The Toast from July 2013 to July 2016.[4]

Her first book, Texts from Jane Eyre, was released in November 2014,[5][6] and became a New York Times bestseller.[7] Ortberg was included in the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 list in the media category.[8] On November 9, 2015, it was announced that she was taking over Slate's "Dear Prudence" advice column from Emily Yoffe.[9]

Personal life

Mallory Ortberg's father is evangelical Christian author John Ortberg. She attended Azusa Pacific University.[10] She identifies as queer and has mentioned dating women.[11]


  1. ^ Lange, Maggie (October 30, 2014). "Mallory Ortberg on the Great Jerks of Literature". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Galo, Sarah. "Mallory Ortberg: 'If men show up that's great, but we don't need them'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Kott, Lidia Jean. "Mallory Ortberg And Her (Small) Media Empire". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ Scoles, Sarah (June 13, 2017). "Mallory Ortberg's Internet". Motherboard. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Ulaby, Neda (November 10, 2014). "If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off". NPR. Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ Busis, Hillary. "Breaking Big: Mallory Ortberg, author of 'Texts from Jane Eyre'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ "Best Sellers, December 2014". New York Times. December 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "2015 30 under 30: Media". Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ Turner, Julia (2015-11-09). "Meet Our New Dear Prudence Columnist". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "The Art of Commerce". 
  11. ^ Scoles, Sarah (June 13, 2017). "Mallory Ortberg's Internet". Motherboard. Retrieved . 

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