Jason Novak Illustrates Ron Padgett’s “How to be Perfect”

Practical Advice Featuring Valkyries, Woolly Mammoths, and More

September 30, 2016  By Literary Hub
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In How to be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide, cartoonist Jason Novak has created a book-length interpretation of one of Ron Padgett’s most beloved poems. We’ve selected six pieces of highly practical advice, excerpted below:

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Reprinted by permission from How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide (Coffee House Press, 2016). Text © 2016 by Ron Padgett. Illustrations © 2016 by Jason Novak.











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