How to Be Perfect

How to Be Perfect

September 27, 2016 | 112 pages

"Eat an orange every morning." "Make eye contact with a tree." "Wear comfortable shoes." Ron Padgett's ninety-nine-line prescription for human perfection is both tongue-in-cheek and deeply felt, solidly good advice. In this offbeat, warm, humorous edition, each line springs to life with Novak's cartoonsa glorious match-up of sensibilities. And remember, "After dinner, wash the dishes." Ron Padgett's "How Long "was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry and his "Collected Poems "won the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and the "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize for the best poetry book of 2013. His work has been translated into eighteen languages. Jason Novak is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in the "New Yorker "the "Paris Review "and the "Believer "among other places. He lives in Oakland, California."

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ISBN: 9781566894555

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