How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

This novel is a semi-autobiographical exploration of friendship, art, and the question posed by the title. The protagonist, a young playwright, struggles with her art and personal life, navigating complicated relationships and seeking answers about how to live a good and meaningful life. The narrative blends elements of fiction, memoir, self-help, and philosophy, resulting in a unique and thought-provoking exploration of identity, creativity, and the human condition.

The 5685th greatest book of all time


Published
2010
Nationality
Canadian
Type
Fiction
Pages
306
Words
90,000
Original Language
English

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