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Staff from your Monroe County Public Library recommend some of their favorites from the collection. 

What: “How To Be Perfect” by Michael Schur

Why: What does it mean to be a good person? Can we reach a state of perfection? What do we owe each other?

These are important questions that all of us should address periodically but rarely do. “How To Be Perfect” discusses philosophers from Aristotle to Kant, addressing them all with modern-day examples to allow the reader a fresh perspective on old themes. If you’re considering becoming a better version of yourself, then this is a great read.

Approaching this thorny idea, Schur gives the reader clear and modern examples showing why the great thinkers are considered – great.

Where: This is available as an e-book and e-audiobook from the Monroe County Public Library system.

How: You can request books online by logging in to your account keyslibraries.org and get e-books and e-audiobooks 24/7 at estuff.keyslibraries.org. If you don’t have a card, you can visit your local branch or register online to get one. Questions? info@keyslibraries.org 

Recommended by: Amy Skerly, senior library assistant, Key West Library

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