How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life

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ISBN: 125003244X
Release Date: 2013-06-25
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Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Picador

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Everything I Never Told You

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ISBN: 0143127551
Release Date: 2015-05-12
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Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin Books

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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ISBN: 0307476073
Release Date: 2013-03-26
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Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Vintage Books

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ISBN: 0316098329
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Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Back Bay Books

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How Should a Body Be?

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Author: Bethany Meloche
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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The Orchardist: A Novel

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ISBN: 0062188518
Release Date: 2013-03-05
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Author: Amanda Coplin
Publisher: Harper Perennial

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The Hatred of Poetry

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ISBN: 0865478201
Release Date: 2016-06-07
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Author: Ben Lerner
Publisher: FSG Originals

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The Lifeboat: A Novel

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ISBN: 0316185914
Release Date: 2013-01-08
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Author: Charlotte Rogan
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books

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How Should a Person Be

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ISBN: 9781448161348
Release Date: 2013-01-24
Number of pages: 320
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online How Should a Person Be in PDF and EPUB 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.

How Should a Person Be

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ISBN: 9781429943482
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Number of pages: 320
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online How Should a Person Be in PDF and EPUB A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that's like "spending a day with your new best friend" (Bookforum) Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twentysomething 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?

How Should a Person Be

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ISBN: 9780887842795
Release Date: 2010-09-25
Number of pages: 288
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: House of Anansi

Download and read online How Should a Person Be in PDF and EPUB 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.

The Middle Stories

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ISBN: 9781938073090
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Number of pages: 144
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: McSweeney's

Download and read online The Middle Stories in PDF and EPUB Wildly acclaimed in Canada, this book marks the debut of a remarkable young writer first published by McSweeney's when she was twenty-three and living at home with her dad and brother. The Middle Stories is a strikingly original collection of stories, fables, and short brutalities that are alternately heartwarming, cruel, and hilarious. This edition, marking the 10th anniversary of The Middle Stories, will be designed in the newly iconic McSweeney's paperback style, and will be published shortly before Heti's newest novel, How Should A Person Be?, emigrates from Canada via Henry Holt & Co.

The Chairs Are Where the People Go

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ISBN: 1429968648
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Number of pages: 192
Author: Misha Glouberman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online The Chairs Are Where the People Go in PDF and EPUB Should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn't making the city more fun for you and your friends a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What can spam tell us about the world? Misha Glouberman's friend and collaborator, Sheila Heti, wanted her next book to be a compilation of everything Misha knew. Together, they made a list of subjects. As Misha talked, Sheila typed. He talked about games, relationships, cities, negotiation, improvisation, Casablanca, conferences, and making friends. His subjects ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. But sometimes what had seemed trivial began to seem important—and what had seemed important began to seem less so. The Chairs Are Where the People Go is refreshing, appealing, and kind of profound. It's a self-help book for people who don't feel they need help, and a how-to book that urges you to do things you don't really need to do.

How to Be a Person in the World

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ISBN: 9780385540407
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Number of pages: 272
Author: Heather Havrilesky
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online How to Be a Person in the World in PDF and EPUB *A New York Times Love and Relationships bestseller* For readers of Cheryl Strayed and Anne Lamott, a collection of brand new, impassioned, and inspiring letters by the author of the beloved advice column Ask Polly, featured weekly on New York Magazine's The Cut Should you quit your day job to follow your dreams? How do you rein in an overbearing mother? Will you ever stop dating wishy-washy, noncommittal guys? Should you put off having a baby for your career? Heather Havrilesky, the author of the weekly advice column Ask Polly, featured in New York magazine’s The Cut, is here to guide you through the “what if’s” and “I don’t knows” of modern life with the signature wisdom and tough love her readers have come to expect. How to Be a Person in the World is a collection of never-before-published material along with a few fan favorites. Whether she’s responding to cheaters or loners, lovers or haters, the depressed or the down-and-out, Havrilesky writes with equal parts grace, humor, and compassion to remind you that even in your darkest moments you’re not alone.


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ISBN: 0887841910
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 109
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: House of Anansi

Download and read online Ticknor in PDF and EPUB Ticknoris the first novel by Sheila Heti, the author of the acclaimed story collectionThe Middle Storiesand, with Misha Glouberman, the essay collectionThe Chairs are Where the People Go. George Ticknor is trying to reconcile his own failure with the success of his boyhood friend, the famous American historian William Prescott. Ticknor's life has been reduced to a series of awkward meetings, failed dinner parties, and other misfortunes he is loath to own up to. Situated in the complicated and contradictory moments that make friendships both tenuous and difficult to relinquish, Ticknor's fixated thoughts about his and Prescott's dissimilar fates lead him through a litany of rationalizations and recriminations, a psychological maze that is paranoid and harrowing as well as ludicrous and absurd. In George Ticknor, Sheila Heti has created a memorable new hero of Prufrockian dimension.Ticknoris an exquisite singularity.

How Much Should a Person Consume

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ISBN: 0520248031
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 262
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online How Much Should a Person Consume in PDF and EPUB Based on research conducted over two decades, this accessible and deeply felt book provides a provocative comparative history of environmentalism in two large ecologically and culturally diverse democracies--India and the United States. Ramachandra Guha takes as his point of departure the dominant environmental philosophies in these two countries--identified as "agrarianism" in India and "wilderness thinking" in the U.S. Proposing an inclusive "social ecology" framework that goes beyond these partisan ideologies, Guha arrives at a richer understanding of controversies over large dams, state forests, wildlife reserves, and more. He offers trenchant critiques of privileged and isolationist proponents of conservation, persuasively arguing for biospheres that care as much for humans as for other species. He also provides profiles of three remarkable environmental thinkers and activists--Lewis Mumford, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, and Madhav Gadgil. Finally, the author asks the fundamental environmental question--how much should a person or country consume?--and explores a range of answers. Copub: Permanent Black

Women in Clothes

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ISBN: 9780698189829
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Number of pages: 528
Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Women in Clothes in PDF and EPUB Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations. Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, or function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women’s style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always thoughtful impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed.

I Love Dick

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ISBN: 9781782832546
Release Date: 2015-11-05
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Author: Chris Kraus
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online I Love Dick in PDF and EPUB When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy. Blurring the lines of fiction, essay and memoir, Chris Kraus's novel was a literary sensation when it was first published in 1997. Widely considered to be the most important feminist novel of the past two decades, I Love Dick is still essential reading; as relevant, fierce and funny as ever.

This Should Be Written in the Present Tense

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ISBN: 9781448182930
Release Date: 2014-12-11
Number of pages: 192
Author: Helle Helle
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online This Should Be Written in the Present Tense in PDF and EPUB A beautifully intimate novel from award-winning Danish novelist, Helle Helle This should be written in the present tense. But it isn’t. Dorte should be at uni in Copenhagen. But she’s not. She should probably put some curtains up in her new place. And maybe stop sleeping with her neighbour’s boyfriend. Perhaps things don’t always work out the way they should.

Missing Out

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ISBN: 9780241145449
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Number of pages: 224
Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Missing Out in PDF and EPUB All of us lead two parallel lives: the life we actually live and the one that we wish for and fantasise about. And this life unlived (the one that never actually happens, the one we might be living but for some reason are not) can occupy an extraordinary part of our mental life. We share our lives, in a sense, with the people we have failed to be - and this can become itself the story of our lives: an elegy to needs unmet, desires sacrificed and roads untaken. In this elegant, compassionate and absorbing book, acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips demonstrates that there might in fact be much to be said for the unlived life. Drawing deeply on the works of Shakespeare and of Freud, amongst other writers and thinkers, he suggests that in missing out on one experience we always open ourselves to the potential of another, and that in depriving ourselves of the frustration of not getting what we think we want, we would be depriving ourselves of the possibilities of satisfaction.

Land of Love and Drowning

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ISBN: 9780698168800
Release Date: 2014-07-10
Number of pages: 368
Author: Tiphanie Yanique
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Land of Love and Drowning in PDF and EPUB Recipient of the 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award A major debut from an award-winning writer—an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Uniquely imagined, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, and the author’s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evoke an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prizewinning young writer. From the Hardcover edition.

The First Wife

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ISBN: 9780914671497
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Number of pages: 250
Author: Paulina Chiziane
Publisher: Archipelago

Download and read online The First Wife in PDF and EPUB After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work from Mozambique's first published female novelist, Paulina Chiziane explores her country's traditional culture, its values and hypocrisy, and the subjection of women the world over. From the Trade Paperback edition.

We Should All Be Feminists

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ISBN: 9781101872932
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Number of pages: 32
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online We Should All Be Feminists in PDF and EPUB What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. An eBook short.