Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
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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 embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life’s most important issues with acuity and emotional force.

Title:Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0316369152
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages

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  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 13, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Sep 04, 2015

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Nov 24, 2016

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  • Lala BooksandLala
    Aug 01, 2016

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default."...

  • Jeff
    May 07, 2015

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

  • Kai
    Oct 08, 2016

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.?This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be....

  • Rose
    Jun 13, 2016

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would.As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a l...

  • Jamie-leigh Haughn
    Apr 28, 2015

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

  • Tehanu
    Dec 06, 2014

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image)Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech....

  • Ziba
    Apr 15, 2015

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published...