How to Be Perfect: A Book Discussion

Join us at the Jackson County Public Library on Tuesday, May 31st at 6 p.m. for a discussion of the book How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur.  Many know Schur’s work as a  writer and producer who has worked on television shows like The Office, Master of None, The Comeback, and Hacks, and created or co-created Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, and Rutherford FallsThe Wall Street Journal said of the book, “Schur distills what he has learned about ethics into How to Be Perfect, an enjoyable next step for anyone who watched the series and for anyone else who wants to learn about moral philosophy while avoiding the usual dry earnestness...The narrative voice is not that of a gentle professor but of a slightly manic bar-room joker who is actually funny and genuinely excited to share his passion with anyone who will listen...one of the most accessible entry points to philosophical ethics available--in short, a very good place to start."

Todd May, who served as the philosophical advisor for How to Be Perfect and hit show The Good Place, will lead the discussion. May recently retired as Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of Humanities at Clemson University. He is the author of many books, including, A Fragile Life, A Significant Life, and most recently, A Decent Life. He now lives in Asheville.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
310 Keener St.
Sylva, NC 28779
How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982159313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 25th, 2022

A Decent Life: Morality for the Rest of Us Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226609744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Chicago Press - March 22nd, 2019

A Decent Life: Morality for the Rest of Us Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226786346
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 7th, 2021

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