Monday, May 11, 2015
The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
by J.K. Rowling
Flap Copy Description:
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 offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?
While most of my book reviews target middle grade novels, I just had to feature J.K. Rowling's recently released Very Good Lives. With all the wit and wisdom we've grown accustomed to from the iconic author, this little book packs a big punch. In addition to that, laced between its pages are tidbits about Ms. Rowling; some of her little known personal history. With commencement season now upon us, Very Good Lives would make an excellent gift for any graduate in your life.