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How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life

How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life
Read date: Nov 2018

How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life by Heather Havrilesky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, what a marvelous book this is: a collection of long, wise, sweary, ranty, and very very funny responses from the advice columns of Heather Havrilesky. Never afraid to say to her correspondents “oh yes, I also did that enormously stupid thing for five years in my thirties”, she manages also at the same time to dispense sage words, with enormous kindness and empathy to the person on the other end of the letter.

No matter how you are living your life right now – regardless of how badly or how well you are doing in the game we all have to play through to the end – you will learn something from these pages. One to read, re-read, and then read some more until the pages start to fall out.

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