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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination - J.K. Rowling, Joel Holland
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
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In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we... show more
In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and ot
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316369152 (0316369152)
ASIN: 316369152
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
4.0 [REVIEW] Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
A great book to end the year with. Candidly written, it speaks to me on so many levels as a writer and a human being. The importance of caring for your fellow human beings, what it means to fail and how to rise from the ashes of said failure. Ms. Rowling truly does have a way with words.
NerdyBirdie
NerdyBirdie rated it
5.0 Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
This was a quick read that I read in fifteen minutes while stopping by the book section today! For those of you who don’t know, Very Good Lives is a speech by J.K. Rowling that she delivered to Harvard University in the year 2008 (I’m sure, please correct me if I’m wrong). This is the published edit...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
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5.0 Very Good Lives
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination is essentially a transcript of the commencement address J.K. Rowling delivered at Harvard University in 2008. Packaged with some charming illustrations, the book is being published primarily to support Lumos, a charity...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
Very motivating. I could see using the printed pages as wall paper. Then you or a guest could read over a quick page for uplifting or encouragement.
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 A good graduation/commencement gift.
I had heard of Rowling's commencement speech at Hah-vahd (Harvard), but I did not look up the text or see if there was a video. And while I am a few years from my last graduation, this was still poignant and was still a good read. If you know of Rowling's background, you wouldn't be too surprised ...
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