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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits Of Failure And The Importance Of Imagination

byJ. K. RowlingIllustratorJoel Holland

Hardcover | April 14, 2015

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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.

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About The Author

J.K. Rowlingis the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series andThe Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults. Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, she is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series, includingThe Cuckoo's CallingandThe Silkworm. As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, she is th...

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Title:Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits Of Failure And The Importance Of ImaginationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316369152

ISBN - 13:9780316369152

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"The graduation gift book of the spring."-Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today