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How Should a Person Be?

Nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 and the Encore Award 2014

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013

Sheila's twenties were going to plan.

She got married.

She hosted parties.

A theatre asked her to write a play.

Then she realised that she didn't know how to write a play.

That her favourite part of the party was cleaning up after the party.

And that her marriage made her feel like she was banging into a brick wall.

So Sheila abandons her marriage and her play, befriends Margaux, a free and untortured painter, and begins sleeping with the dominating Israel, who's a genius at sex but not at art. She throws herself into recording them and everyone around her, investigating how they live, desperate to know, as she wanders,
How Should a Person Be?

Using transcripts, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, Heti crafts an exciting, courageous, and mordantly funny tour through one woman's heart and mind.
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"Helen Fielding made it funny and fictional in Bridget Jones's Diary; Elizabeth Gilbert did it without laughs in Eat, Pray, Love. Now in this mashup of memoir, fiction, self-help and philosophy, Sheila Heti has added a bit of a story, quite a few blow jobs and some cheeky exclamation marks, and finally made it credible" Guardian
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Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction, including The Middle Stories and Ticknor, and a book of "conversational philosophy" called The Chairs Are Where the People Go, written with Misha Glouberman, which was chosen by The New Yorker as a best book of 2011. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bookforum, McSweeney's, n+1, The Guardian, and other places. She works as interviews editor at The Believer magazine and lives in Toronto.

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"Uniquely honest, funny and clever... Heti is superbly truthful, and shockingly funny - no words were minced in the making of this strange, brilliant book" -- Kate Saunders The Times "Original...hilarious... Part confessional, part play, part novel, and more-it's one wild ride...Think HBO'S Girls in book form" Marie Claire "Written with an occasionally wince-making and thoroughly commendable honesty.it's a timely, gloriously messy, openhearted, clever and beautiful new thing" Dazed & Confused "Helen Fielding made it funny and fictional in Bridget Jones's Diary; Elizabeth Gilbert did it without laughs in Eat, Pray, Love. Now in this mashup of memoir, fiction, self-help and philosophy, Sheila Heti has added a bit of a story, quite a few blow jobs and some cheeky exclamation marks, and finally made it credible" Guardian "A really amazing metafiction-meets-nonfiction novel" Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO series 'Girls'
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-958356-1
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/13/3 cm
Gewicht 235 g
Verkaufsrang 2106
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