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How to Be a Person by Lindy West, Dan Savage, Christopher Frizzelle, Bethany Jean Clement and The Staff of The Stranger
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How to Be a Person

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How to Be a Person by Lindy West, Dan Savage, Christopher Frizzelle, Bethany Jean Clement and The Staff of The Stranger
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Aug 07, 2012 | ISBN 9781570617782

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“If you’re holding this book, standing there at a bookstore, wondering if a book like this is a dumb idea, open it up and you’ll soon admit this book is very funny, lacking in all bullshit, and never dumb. If you’re holding this book, presuming it to be funny and smart and lacking in bullshit, you will be glad to know it is all those things, but it also tells the truth. About 4 or 5 books a year tell the truth, and this is one of them.”
Dave Eggers

I went into college armed only with a trash bag used as luggage, a boom box held together with duct tape, and a battered 1965 Chevy. I so needed this guide back then. I am jealous of people who have it now.”
Sherman Alexie

“Suck it, Proust. This book about stuff is much better than those things you wrote.”
Gary Shteyngart

“You may have read every college guidebook on the market, but it’s pretty much guaranteed that none of them will tell you the things you really need to know about university life . . . How To Be A Person, written by Lindy West, Dan Savage, Christopher Frizzelle, and Bethany Jean Clement, will give you advice on everything you were too embarrassed to ask about.”
The Huffington Post

“Don’t be fooled by the bitingly funny humor. This guide teaches simple tasks like how to wash socks, make tacos and not commit a heinous mistake on an English paper as well as how to face complicated situations such as deciding whether to experiment with illegal drugs, choosing an area of the United States to call home or coming out of the closet.”
Shelf Awareness 

“It could become an underground Bible for all incoming freshmen…”
New York Post 

“…just as you should not read this book if you already know how to be a person, you probably should read it if you don’t.”
LA Weekly

“…may just be the first essential guide to university life since Animal House.”
The Snipe News

“The all-purpose guide to your formative years, or, should you come to this later, reformative years. …if you take to Savage Love’s sass-with-a-conscience, you’ll find no better one-stop guide to … well, life itself.”
The Current

How To Be A Person should become required reading for anyone entering into the realm of academia or even just leaving home for the first time.”
The Charlatan

“This book is immensely readable. … The college population would feel a lot more enlightened, and get laid a hell of a lot more, if they listened to Savage. For that alone, you should get this book.”
The Campus Companion

“Don’t be fooled by the title. How To Be A Person: The Stranger’s Guide To College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos And Life Itself is not a college guide at all, but rather a guide to being a cool human being while attending school.”
NOW Toronto

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