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Sheila Heti is the author of five books; three books of fiction, a children's book, and a work of non-fiction with Misha Glouberman. She is Interviews Editor at The Believer and is known for her long interviews. She lives in Toronto.


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"Dear Michael,

A pizza is always in fashion, no matter what it is wearing.


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We might work together again on a book based on surveys, but it wouldn't be about clothes the second time around. If you want to take part i...more
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How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
"Viciously smart, tonally sharp, and fucking filthy throughout. A book that intuits art-making better than anything or anyone I've known before.

Just totally stunning--I closed the book while my mouth was making that cliched, cartoonish O-face. I a..." Read more of this review »
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“It has long been known to me that certain objects want you as much as you want them. These are the ones that become important, the objects that you hold dear. The others fade from your life entirely. You wanted them, but they did not want you in return.”
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“We tried not to smile, for smiling only encourages men to bore you and waste your time.”
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“You have to know where the funny is, and if you know where the funny is, you know everything.”
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147029 Women in Clothes discussion, with editors Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton, and Heidi Julavits — 29 members — last activity Oct 07, 2014 11:51AM
In this group editors Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton, and Heidi Julavits will be answering questions from Goodreads members, and asking each other some,...more



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David You're going to think the books I read are so stupid :(


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