Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ortberg, Jr. and Private
Partner of Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Writer, columnist
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Daniel Mallory Ortberg


Daniel Mallory Ortberg (formerly Mallory Ortberg; November 28, 1986) is an American author and editor. He co-founded the website The Toast and has written the books Texts from Jane Eyre (2014) and The Merry Spinster (2018) as well as Slate's "Dear Prudence" advice column. He also hosts the "Dear Prudence" podcast.

He was included in the 2015 Forbes "30 under 30" list in the media category.


  • one of three children of the evangelical Christian author and Menlo Church pastor John Ortberg and Nancy Ortberg, also a pastor
  • In November 2018, he and partner Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor of English at UC Berkeley, announced their intention to marry.


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November 28, 1986
Illinois, United States