How Should a Person Be?

Notes and reviews for the new book by Sheila Heti

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A perceived trade-off of becoming an adult — often manifest in the coming-of-age plotline — is that once you know who you are and what you’re all about, you lose some of your radicalism, maybe even some of your imagination and sense of possibility. … How Should a Person Be? does not so much challenge this convention as it ignores it entirely.