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An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of
essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose
title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her
into an icon for her generation.
Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum
laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced
at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for
her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after
graduation, Marina died in a car crash.
As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to
create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay
for the Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness,"
went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a
Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left
behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay,
captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation.
The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's
essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture,
articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure
out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make
an impact on the world.