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How Should a Person Be?

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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?

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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-84655-754-2 / 978-1-84655-754-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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June 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 0-8050-9472-5 / 978-0-8050-9472-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 2010 : Canada Hardback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 0-88784-240-2 / 978-0-88784-240-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-77089-823-9 / 978-1-77089-823-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 0-09-958356-9 / 978-0-09-958356-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-250-03244-X / 978-1-250-03244-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2013 : Canada Paperback

Title: How Should a Person Be? (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-4596-6474-4 / 978-1-4596-6474-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-84655-768-2 / 978-1-84655-768-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: How Should A Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-77089-248-6 / 978-1-77089-248-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-5159-1067-9 / 978-1-5159-1067-1
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
ISBN: 1-5159-6067-6 / 978-1-5159-6067-6
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How Should a Person Be?
Author(s): Sheila Heti
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA