People Change

Category: Book
By (author): Shraya, Vivek
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: January 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 6.87in x 4.75in
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$ 17.95
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From The Publisher*

"A deeply generous and honest gift to the world."--Elliot Page The author of I'm Afraid of Men lets readers in on the secrets to a life of reinvention. 

Vivek Shraya knows this to be true: people change. We change our haircuts and our outfits and our minds. We change names, titles, labels. We attempt to blend in or to stand out. We outgrow relationships, we abandon dreams for new ones, we start fresh. We seize control of our stories. We make resolutions. In fact, nobody knows this better than Vivek, who's made a career of wearing many hats: artist, performer, musician, writer, model, teacher. In People Change, she reflects on the origins of this impulse, tracing it to childhood influences from Hinduism to Madonna. What emerges is a meditation on change itself: why we fear it, why we're drawn to it, what motivates us to change, and what traps us in place. At a time when we're especially contemplating who we want to be, this slim and stylish handbook is an essential companion-a guide to embracing our many selves and the inspiration to discover who we'll become next. 

Review Quote*

Praise for People Change:

"A deeply generous and honest gift to the world. I am speechless."
-Elliot Page

Biographical Note

VIVEK SHRAYA is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her bestselling book I'm Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as "cultural rocket fuel," and her album Part-Time Woman was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. The founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books, Shraya is a seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene, a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary. She's currently adapting her debut play, How to Fail as a Popstar, for television with the support of CBC.