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Book Review: Raging bitch Dear Coquette is so much more than her anonymous Tumblr advice column

If the phrase “anonymous Tumblr advice column” feels like a particularly 2009 statement, that’s because it very much is. Anonymity may be a scarcity in today’s internet landscape, and yet Coquette—formerly known as “Coketalk” in her Tumblr heyday—has maintained her private, fully anonymous, advice-giving persona for nearly a decade. It is strange, no doubt, for longtime readers of first her Tumblr and now her website to see her advice column now in book form, having gained a type of internet cult following over the years. If nothing else, The Best Of Dear Coquette: Shady Advice From A Raging Bitch Who Has No Business Answering Any Of These Questions is an in-depth reminder of what made Dear Coke Talk such a powerful column in the first place.

Dear Coquette is her second book, following 2012’s Notes To My Future Husband: A Bitch’s Guide To Our …

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