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How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life by Sheila Heti
How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life

emilyj, January 30, 2013

This woman is peeled all the way back. I was immediately taken with the first paragraph, which admits how hard she looks at everyone else to figure out how she should behave. Every page is astonishing; I've never read anything like it. She is so embarrassingly, excruciatingly, fascinatingly honest. Her writing is stripped of the kind of circuitous language so commonly used to obscure judgements of ourselves and others.
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