Sheila Heti

1 How Should a Person Be?

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-06-19
Description :  <b>Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write in the 21st century by the book critics of <i>The New York Times</i> </b><b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"Funny...odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable...unlike any novel I can think of."—David Haglund, The New York Times Book Review</b><br /><br /><b>"Brutally honest and stylistically inventive, cerebral, and sexy."—San Francisco Chronicle</b><br /><br /><b>Named a Book of the Year by </b><b><i>The New York Times Book Review</i><i>, </i></b><b><i>The New Yorker</i><i>, </i><i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><i>, </i><i>Salon</i><i>, </i><i>Flavorpill</i><i>, </i><i>The New Republic</i><i>, </i><i>The New York Observer, The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>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" (<i>Bookforum</i>)</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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?

2 Motherhood

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>From the author of <i>How Should a Person Be? </i>(“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—<i>Time Magazine</i>) and the <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller <i>Women in Clothes</i> comes a daring novel about whether to have children.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>In <i>Motherhood, </i>Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made <i>How Should A Person Be?</i> required reading for a generation.<br /><br />In her late thirties, when her friends are asking <i>when </i>they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home.<br /><br /><i>Motherhood </i>is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how—and for whom—to live.

3 Women in Clothes

Author : Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits & Leanne Shapton
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Lifestyle & Home  Crafts & Hobbies  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  <b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<i><br /><br />Women in Clothes</i> 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.<br /><br /></b>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.<br /><br />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. <i>Women in Clothes </i>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.

4 The Chairs Are Where the People Go

Author : Misha Glouberman & Sheila Heti
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts  Music 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-07-05
Description :  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? <br /><br />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, <i>Casablanca</i>, 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. <br /><br /><i></i><br /><i>The Chairs Are Where the People Go </i>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.

5 The Middle Stories

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-04-10
Description :  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. <i>The Middle Stories</i> is a strikingly original collection of stories, fables, and short brutalities that are alternately heartwarming, cruel, and hilarious.<br /><br />This edition, marking the 10th anniversary of <i>The Middle Stories</i>, will be designed in the newly iconic McSweeney's paperback style, and will be published shortly before Heti's newest novel, <i>How Should A Person Be?</i>, emigrates from Canada via Henry Holt &amp; Co.

6 Ticknor

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-04-04
Description :  <b>"A small masterpiece" (<i>National Post</i>)-An utterly original first novel from a rising international star</b><br /><br />On a cold, rainy night, an aging bachelor named George Ticknor prepares to visit his childhood friend Prescott, now one of the leading intellectual lights of their generation. Reviewing a life of petty humiliations, and his friend's brilliant career, Ticknor sets out for the dinner party-a party at which he'd just as soon never arrive. <br /><br />Distantly inspired by the real-life friendship between the great historian William Hickling Prescott and his biographer, <i>Ticknor</i> is a witty, fantastical study in resentment. It recalls such modern masterpieces of obsession as Thomas Bernhard's <i>The Loser</i> and Nicholson Baker's <i>The Mezzanine</i> and announces the arrival of a charming and original novelist, one whose stories have already earned her a passionate international following.<br /><br />"A perceptive act of ventriloquism, [<i>Ticknor]</i> rewards thought and rereading, and offers a finely cadenced voice, intelligence and . . . moody beauty." -Catherine Bush, <i>The Globe and Mail</i><br /><br />"Confoundedly strange [and] fascinating." -Nicholas Dinka, <i>Quill &amp; Quire</i>

7 All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-03-10
Description :  Two couples, each with a twelve-year-old child, travel to Paris; within a few moments of discovering each other in a crowd, one of their children disappears. A day later, one of the mothers disappears, too. The story that follows is a wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation, complete with a man in a bear suit, a teen pop star, and eight really excellent songs.<br /><br />Sheila Heti’s debut play was first commissioned in 2001, for a feminist theater company that never ended up staging it. Its turbulent creation became the backdrop of Heti’s last novel, <i>How Should a Person Be?</i>, which was named a Best Book of the Year by the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>New Yorker</i>—and now the play itself can be revealed at last. With new introductions by Sheila Heti and director Jordan Tannahill, <i>All Our Happy Days Are Stupid</i> offers a novel’s worth of wisdom and humor, of wild hope and dreamlike confrontations, and page after page of unforgettable lines. Seen until now only by a lucky few, its publication is a cause for celebration.

8 La persona ideale, come dovrebbe essere?

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-09-19
Description :  Un romanzo, un diario, un paradossale manuale per trovare se stessi: innovativo, sorprendente, duro, nel raccontare l’irrequietezza, l’amore e il turbamento di una giovane donna del nuovo millennio.<br/> <br/> «La novità del romanzo di Sheila Heti e di una serie come Girls è il modo in cui le relazioni con gli uomini sono diventate secondarie rispetto alla profondità dell’amicizia femminile. Sono le altre donne e non gli uomini che più influenzano la nostra trasformazione da ragazze in donne. Sono le donne e non gli uomini che ci forniscono le opportunità per esprimerci e per comprendere noi stesse» (The New Yorker).

9 Hvordan skal man være som menneske?

Author : Sheila Heti
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-12-05
Description :  Hvordan skal man være som menneske? er et råt, ærligt, provokerende og morsomt portræt af en ung kvinde og kunstner i et miljø, hvor drømme, ambitioner, sex og personlig formåen konstant er til debat. Sheila skriver blandt andet om forholdet til veninden Margaux og om elskeren Israel, der skubber til hendes seksuelle grænser. Samtidig forsøger Heti at svare på titelspørgsmålet i kortere tekster om hvad venskab, kærlighed, frihed, empati, ægteskab og skæbne er. Sheila Heti er blevet rost for at fange tidsånden perfekt i sin flimrende og rå prosa og er blevet kaldt det litterære svar på HBO-serien Girls.

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