|Author||: Misha Glouberman|
|Publisher||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Total Pages||: 192|
|Rating||: 4/5 (645 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Chairs Are Where the People Go written by Misha Glouberman and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you're against something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn't making the city more fun for you and your friends a super-noble political goal? Why does a computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents? How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What can spam tell us about the world? Misha Glouberman's friend and collaborator, Sheila Heti, wanted her next book to be a compilation of everything Misha knew. Together, they made a list of subjects. As Misha talked, Sheila typed. He talked about games, relationships, cities, negotiation, improvisation, Casablanca, conferences, and making friends. His subjects ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. But sometimes what had seemed trivial began to seem important—and what had seemed important began to seem less so. The Chairs Are Where the People Go is refreshing, appealing, and kind of profound. It's a self-help book for people who don't feel they need help, and a how-to book that urges you to do things you don't really need to do.