Alphabetical Diaries, by Sheila Heti
First excerpted in n+1, a thrilling confessional from the award-winning, beloved author of Pure Colour and How Should a Person Be?
Sheila Heti kept a record of her thoughts over a ten-year period, then arranged the sentences from A to Z. Passionate and reflective, joyful and despairing, these are her alphabetical diaries.
Praise for Alphabetical Diaries
“I found reading Alphabetical Diaries to be a profound experience . . . There is something of Anaïs Nin’s journals in Alphabetical Diaries, and of Iris Murdoch’s letters, and of Edna O’Brien’s memoirs. Something locked-in and bristling. Heti is wrestling openly with the things that matter.”
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review
“One of the freshest, funniest and most ingenious humans writing today . . . one of our best living authors.”
—Becca Rothfeld, The Washington Post