Lessons in living

You could learn a thing or two from Misha Glouberman.

Sometimes we all need a reminder that there are other people who colour outside the lines, and find success in unconventional places. Torontonian Misha Glouberman teaches classes in playing charades and making weird noises with your voice, and is also the co-creator of Trampoline Hall, a lecture series that gives the spotlight to non-experts. In The Chairs Are Where The People Go, created with author Sheila Heti, he pontificates on everything from dealing with noisy neighbours to how wearing a suit every day helped him quit smoking. It’s the perfect light-yet-inspiring read for the last long weekend of summer.