House of Anansi Press

How Should a Person Be?

Written by Sheila Heti

Published September 25, 2010 | ISBN 9780887842795
FICTION / Literary

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Regular price $14.95 CAD

288 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

How Should a Person Be?

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 five books, including How Should a Person Be?. She lives in Toronto. Visit Sheila Heti's website: Visit Sheila Heti's blog: Follow Sheila Heti on Twitter:

Awards and Praise
Sheila Heti's vaguely autobiographical new novel might make her the Joan Didion of the 'Girls' generation.
  • Commended Huffington Post Best Books, 2012
  • Long-listed ReLit Awards: Novel, 2011
  • Long-listed Women's Prize for Fiction, 2013
  • Commended New York Times Notable Books, 2012