Dear Mariella

Why We Read Dear Mariella

Matt: Though once voted the sexiest female voice on TV, Mariella Frostrup's written voice is every bit as sexy to word nerds like me; her unique flavor of advice-giving has the thoroughness and curiosity of an essayist as she guides us from the personal into the universal with her deft hand. Blink and you'll miss a valuable mantra to add to your repertoire (for instance: "Read, learn, explore and try to solve the mystery to who you really are"). Even when the questions covered by Frostrup rank relatively low on the scale of eccentricity, her proclivity for profundity makes her column a consistently enlightening read.