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Sheila Heti

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Sheila Heti is the author of ten books, including the novels Motherhood and How Should a Person Be? Her upcoming novel, Pure Colour, will be published on February 15, 2022.

Her second children’s book, A Garden of Creatures, illustrated by Esme Shapiro, will be published in May 2022.

She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times; a list of fifteen writers from around the world who are "shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century." Her books have been translated into twenty-three languages.

Motherhood was chosen by the book critics at the New York Times as one of the top books of 2018, and New York magazine chose it as the Best Book of the year. How Should a Person Be? was named one of the 12 “New Classics of
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Average rating: 3.56 · 42,288 ratings · 6,367 reviews · 53 distinct worksSimilar authors
Motherhood

3.64 avg rating — 13,158 ratings — published 2018 — 42 editions
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How Should a Person Be?

3.30 avg rating — 13,494 ratings — published 2010 — 40 editions
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Pure Colour

3.57 avg rating — 6,304 ratings — published 2022 — 16 editions
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Women in Clothes

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3.92 avg rating — 2,116 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Middle Stories

3.43 avg rating — 726 ratings — published 2001 — 14 editions
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The Best American Nonrequir...

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Ticknor

3.21 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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A Garden of Creatures

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All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

3.32 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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We Need a Horse

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3.80 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2011
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“We tried not to smile, for smiling only encourages men to bore you and waste your time.”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?
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“There is something threatening about a woman who is not occupied with children. There is something at-loose-ends feeling about such a woman. What is she going to do instead? What sort of trouble will she make?”
Sheila Heti, Motherhood

“Most people live their entire lives with their clothes on, and even if they wanted to, couldn't take them off. Then there are those who cannot put them on. They are the ones who live their lives not just as people but as examples of people. They are destined to expose every part of themselves, so the rest of us can know what it means to be a human.

Most people lead their private lives. They have been given a natural modesty that feels to them like morality, but it's not -- it's luck. They shake their heads at the people with their clothes off rather than learning about human life from their example, but they are wrong to act so superior. Some of us have to be naked, so the rest can be exempted by fate.”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?




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