House of Anansi Press

How Should a Person Be?

Written by Sheila Heti

Published 2014-04- | ISBN 9781770898233
FICTION / Literary

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Regular price $19.95 CAD

320 pages | 7.75 in × 5 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

How Should a Person Be?

Anansi Book Club Editions

Sheila Heti

A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, now available as an Anansi Book Club edition featuring discussion questions.

How Should a Person Be? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through the unknowable pieces of one woman’s heart and mind, an irresistible torn-from-life book about friendship, art, sex, and love. Part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part racy confessional, it is a fearless exploration into the way we live now by one of the most highly inventive and thoughtful young writers working today.

About the Author

Sheila Heti

SHEILA HETI is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novels Ticknor, How Should a Person Be?, and Motherhood, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, London Review of Books, Globe and Mail, n+1, McSweeney’s, and Believer. She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by the New York Times book critics; a list of fifteen women writers from around the world who are “shaping the way we read and write fiction in the twenty-first century.” Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended New York Times Notable Books, 2012
  • Long-listed Women's Prize for Fiction, 2013
  • Long-listed ReLit Awards: Novel, 2011
  • Commended Huffington Post Best Books, 2012