People Change


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$16.00  $14.88
Penguin Books Canada
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5.0 X 7.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

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. She's been a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene, and is 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.



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Praise for People Change

"People Change is a profoundly honest, insightful, and deeply generous invitation to examine our relationship with change, our love of it and our fear of it. With wit and vulnerability, Vivek touches on themes that show up in all our lives and ultimately asks us to reinvent how we relate to the constant that is change."
--Elliot Page, actor and producer

"A binary and label smashing examination of the infinite vastness of the self. Vivek's introspection of her own life's archive offers invaluable insight into how we define ourselves. My future self will definitely be bringing a copy to my younger self when we finally get those time machines built!"
--Lilly Wachowski, filmmaker (Matrix trilogy, Bound, Work in Progress)

"Vivek has redefined my view of what change can be, how not to fear it. Change is evolution."
--Tanya Tagaq, author of Split Tooth

"At once personal and philosophical. A must-read for our times, as we flounder with the particular and universal nature of change."
--Deepa Mehta, director of Water, Fire, and Earth

"A profound and thoughtful meditation on who we are and what it means when we change. Vivek Shraya's personal journey touches on the universal and enfolds us all."
--Anna Maria Tremonti, journalist and former host of CBC's The Current

"If you, too, get anxious thinking about change, [People Change] is the book for you. Shraya writes about change from a variety of angles, exploring her own transition and music career, celebrity comebacks, divorce, and more. She reflects on the possibilities present in even the scariest changes, and argues for celebrating change for its own sake, rather than trying to run from it."
--Book Riot