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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Holland, Joel
By (author): Rowling, J. K.
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  PHILOSOPHY / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 7.62in x 5.25in x 0.50in
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$ 20.50
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From The Publisher*J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice.

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 presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. 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 questions with acuity and emotional force.

Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.
Review Quote*"Humble and moving, full of ideals one hopes the world's most privileged young people will take to heart."-Ron Charles, Washington Post
Review Quote*"A beautifully illustrated little book."-Shaun Fitzpatrick, Bustle
Review Quote*"Include[s] plenty of uplifting nuggets and words of wisdom."-Eliza Thompson,
Review Quote*"It's sure to be a favorite gift for new graduates."-Michael Giltz, Huffington Post
Review Quote*"One of the author's all-time most inspirational speeches."-Josh Wigler,
Review Quote*"The graduation gift book of the spring."-Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
Biographical NoteJ.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults. Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, she is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series, including The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm. As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, she is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. She lives in Edinburgh.