Schur book
Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Monday, March 7, 2022
6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST 

Mike Schur  
in conversation with Kristen Bell
discussing his book,
How to Be Perfect:
The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question”

This event premieres on Mach 7, 2022 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

$40 ticket includes a signed copy of the book
(* we only ship to US addresses). Books ship week of March 14
— All tickets include opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hrs after the event (thru March 10)

From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,400 years of deep thinking from around the world.

Michael Schur
is a television writer and producer who has worked on shows like The OfficeMaster of NoneThe Comeback, and Hacks, and created or cocreatedParks and RecreationBrooklyn 99The Good Place, and Rutherford Falls.
Kristen Bell
is an actress, philanthropist, and producer who can currently be seen starring in Net-flix’s parody comedy “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window.” She recently starred in the animated Amazon children’s series “Do, Re, & Mi”, STX Film’s couponing adventure “Queenpins” and family game show “Family Game Fight” with her husband Dax Shepard which premiered on NBC. Bell will also be starring in the upcoming film “The People We Hate at the Wedding” alongside Allison Janney and Ben Platt.
She also recently starred in the NBC series “The Good Place,” opposite Ted Danson and reprised her role as ‘Anna’ in “Frozen 2.” Additionally, she executive produced and appeared in a second season of “Encore,” on Disney+.
Her Broadway credits include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Crucible.” Her Off-Broadway credits include “Reefer Madness” and “A Little Night Music.”

“As someone who worries that a deep dive into morality will ruin my fun and problematic life, I was certain this book wouldn’t be for me. Boy, was I wrong! It’s so brilliant and funny and warmly written you don’t realize you’re becoming a better person just by reading it.” Mindy Kaling

Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especially in a world filled with complicated choices and pitfalls and booby traps and bad advice. Fortunately, many smart philosophers have been pondering this conundrum for millennia and they have guidance for us. With bright wit and deep insight, How to Be Perfect explains concepts like deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism, ubuntu, and more so we can sound cool at parties and become better people.
Schur starts off with easy ethical questions like “Should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?” (No.) and works his way up to the most complex moral issues we all face. Such as: Can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people? How much money should I give to charity? Why bother being good at all when there are no consequences for being bad? And much more. By the time the book is done, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.