Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

powerHouse Arena invites you to
a book launch

How Should a Person Be?

by Sheila Heti

Tuesday, June 19, 7–9 PM
Drinks will be served

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049

"Think HBO's Girls in book form." —Marie Claire

Sheila Heti combined emails and transcribed conversations with a heavy dose of fiction to create this innovative new novel about a twenty-something playwright dealing with life after a failed marriage.

About How Should a Person Be?

Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twenty-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close—sometimes too close—observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life. Using transcribed conversations, real emails, and heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be?

About the Author:

Sheila Heti is a writer and artist. She is the author of several books of fiction, including The Middle Stories and Ticknor, and The Chairs Are Where the People Go, a book of conversational philosophy with Misha Glouberman. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bookforum, McSweeney's, n+1, The Guardian, and other places. She works as interviews editor at The Believer and lives in Toronto.

For more information, please contact Lena Valencia, Events Coordinator:
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.666.3049 fax: 212.366.5247 email: