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How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
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Jul 05, 2012

it was ok
Read in July, 2012

I received this book as an Early Reviewer. Sheila, the main character and narrator, is a playwright and the book follows her through a journey of self. She is trying to figure out how she should be and for the majority of the book, lives only as a reflection of what others think of her or of how she wants to be perceived. Perhaps I'm reading this at a time when I can't relate to Sheila, or when such ways of thinking seem juvenile, but most of the book was irritating and seemed to take itself way too seriously. It was fast, easy reading, but I expected more meat.

Food: This is one of those super fancy meals at a haute cuisine restaurant that looks like it's going to be scrumptious and then, after you've taken a few bites, you realize that it's not at all satisfying and you really would like some meatloaf instead.

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