Very Good Lives

Very Good Lives

The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

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The author reflects on two topics of great importance to her, the importance of being brave enough to risk failure and the power of imagination, and how these characteristics can greatly enrich individual lives, in the 2008 commencement speech she delivered at Harvard University.
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ISBN: 9780316385312
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rachaelp8
Jun 20, 2016

Inspiration to its max. Beautifully illustrated. A must-read for the people trying to find their path into the wide world of wonders.

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TinyThoughtGuy
Jan 10, 2016

You don't need magic, these words have power. This book, “Very Good Lives: the Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination” is derived from a commencement speech given by J. K. Rowling at Harvard University and it is centered on two aspects of Ms. Rowling’s journey: the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination.

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Belauthor
Jul 21, 2015

Powerful 10 minute read, author J.K. Rowling's rousing commencement for Harvard's 2008 graduates.

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Smile1234_0
Jul 20, 2015

J.K. Rowling did a speech at Harvard University and it was so good they turned it into a book. First, it is important to embrace failure because we learn from are mistakes. Next it is important to have an imagination to always not be so stressed. In the end I loved this book and hope she makes more speeches she turns into books.

JMFlaherty Jun 27, 2015

Writing is definitely J K. Rowling's gift. Indeed, a most wonderful gift. And this small, but precious, and wonderfully written book is not just a wonderful gift for any graduating student but inspirational to read for all of us already out there in the big, wide, ever-challenging world. Bless. her.

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wilcar49
Apr 24, 2015

This is not a new book by the author, it is her commencement speech she gave at Harvard University. Also, her speech can be seen on YouTube.

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Jun 23, 2016

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Apr 24, 2015

wilcar49 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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rachaelp8
Jun 24, 2016

J. K. Rowling's speech at Harvard University seeds hope into the darkest of times. She speaks of the importance of having an active, colourful imagination while elaborating on the benefits of failure.

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rachaelp8
Jun 08, 2016

"We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already."

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