Sheila Heti


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in Toronto, Canada
December 25, 1976

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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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How Should a Person Be?

3.26 avg rating — 11,420 ratings — published 2010 — 35 editions
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Motherhood

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Women in Clothes

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The Middle Stories

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All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

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The Humble Simple Thing

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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?
tags: men, smile

“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.”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

“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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