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:
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.