Sheila Heti's debut play was first commissioned in 2001, for a feminist theatre company that never ended up staging it. Its turbulent creation became the backdrop of Heti's novel, How Should a Person Be? The play, finally staged in 2013, has been published by McSweeney's. It offers a novel's worth of wisdom and humor, of wild hope and dreamlike confrontations, and page after page of unforgettable lines. A wonderfully strange, beautifully composed examination of happiness and desperation; the edition includes introductions by Heti and the play's director, Jordan Tannahill.

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