Way More than Luck: Commencement Speeches on Living with Bravery, Empathy, and Other Existential Skills

Way More than Luck: Commencement Speeches on Living with Bravery, Empathy, and Other Existential Skills

by Unnamed: Various Authors (Other)

Hardcover

$19.95

Overview

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. Handsomely packaged with a cloth spine and energetic typography throughout, this book is a smart, special gift for graduates and anyone embarking on a new adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452135199
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Debbie Millman 7

Dick Costolo 15

Bradley Whitford 25

Michael Uslan 37

Tom Wolfe 53

Madelene L'engle 67

Michael Lewis 79

Nora Ephron 91

Ira Glass 105

Barbar Kingsolver 117

Eileen Myles 133

Jonathan Safran Foer 151

Khaled Hosseini 161

David Foster Wallace 175

Credits 192

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