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Way more than luck : commencement speeches on living with bravery, empathy, and other existential skills.

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"The commencement speech is the most popular public address of our time, shared every spring and remembered for years. Here, in an anthology of some of the finest of the genre, brilliant creative minds in every sector offer their wisdom: David Foster Wallace on living a compassionate life, Debbie Millman on the importance of taking risks, Michael Lewis on the responsibility that good fortune merits--and so many other greats. Some of this advice is grand (believe in the impossible), and some of it is granular enough to check off a life list (donate five percent of your money or your time). All of it is universally uplifting"--

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 815.008 WAY (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781452135199 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1452135193 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]

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Debbie Millman: San José State University, 2013 -- Dick Costolo: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013 -- Bradley Whitford: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004 -- Michael Uslan: Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006 -- Tom Wolfe: Boston Univeristy, 2000 -- Madeleine L'Engle" Wellesley College, 1991 -- Michael Lewis: Princeton University, 2012 -- Nora Ephron: Wellesley College, 1996 -- Ira Glass: Goucher College, 2012 -- Barbara Kingsolver: Duke University, 2008 -- Eileen Myles: Hampshire College, 1998 -- Jonathan Safran Foer: Middlebury College, 2013 -- Khaled Hosseini: Vanderbilt University, 2010 -- David Foster Wallace: Kenyon College, 2005.
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"The commencement speech is the most popular public address of our time, shared every spring and remembered for years. Here, in an anthology of some of the finest of the genre, brilliant creative minds in every sector offer their wisdom: David Foster Wallace on living a compassionate life, Debbie Millman on the importance of taking risks, Michael Lewis on the responsibility that good fortune merits--and so many other greats. Some of this advice is grand (believe in the impossible), and some of it is granular enough to check off a life list (donate five percent of your money or your time). All of it is universally uplifting"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Baccalaureate addresses.
College graduates > Conduct of life.
SELF-HELP / Creativity.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.
Genre: Speeches.


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