About How to Be a Person in the World (Penguin), by Heather Havrilesky
This New York Times love and relationships bestseller is from the author of the muchread advice column Ask Polly in New York magazine’s The Cut.
In this collection of her work, Havrilesky guides readers through the ‘what if’s’ and ‘I don’t knows’ of modern life. Tough love, wisdom and wit are found in the author’s responses to lovers or haters, the anxious or the down-and-out.
Should you quit your day job to follow your dreams? How do you rein in an overbearing mother? Will you ever stop dating wishywashy, non-committal men? Should you put off having a baby for your career?
The praise from the author’s peers is extensive.
“The best advice column of her generation,” gushed one writer in Esquire.