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How to Be A Person in the World

How to Be A Person in the World

Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life

eBook - 2016
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"Should you quit your day job to follow your dreams? How do you rein in an overbearing mother? Will you ever stop dating wishy-washy, noncommittal guys? Should you put off having a baby for your career? Heather Havrilesky, the author of the weekly advice column Ask Polly, featured in New York magazine's The Cut, is here to guide you through the "what if's" and "I don't knows" of modern life with the signature wisdom and tough love her readers have come to expect. How to Be a Person in the World is a collection of never-before-published material along with a few fan favorites. Whether she's responding to cheaters or loners, lovers or haters, the depressed or the down-and-out, Havrilesky writes with equal parts grace, humor, and compassion to remind you that even in your darkest moments you're not alone." --Publisher's description.
Publisher: [New York] : Doubleday, 2016
ISBN: 9780385540407
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations


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This collection of “Ask Polly” advice columns, many of which were previously unpublished, gives refreshingly straight talk, peppered with wit and snark, about the myriad of issues that arise in relationships.

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ArapahoeKati Apr 02, 2019

Straight talking (and sweary) hard truths. I loved this, a book about navigating modern-day love, work and friendship. It was the kick in the pants I wanted.

cals_joe Mar 15, 2017

Here's that good advice you were hoping for.

Dec 12, 2016

I'm loving this book and have recommended it to others - where was this kind of street-smart, basic, honest advice when I was 16, 20, 35, etc? I could have used someone like this to lay it directly on the line!

VaughanPLDaniela Nov 10, 2016

Honest, refreshing and eye-opening, How To Be a Person in the World confronts the modern paradoxes of relationships, family and friendship from a fresh perspective.


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