• How Should a Person Be?

  • By: Sheila Heti
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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How Should a Person Be?

By: Sheila Heti
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
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Publisher's summary

Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a 20-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close - sometimes too close - observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life.

Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be?

©2012 Sheila Heti (P)2016 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Brutally honest and stylistically inventive, cerebral, and sexy." ( San Francisco Chronicle)