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Congratulations, by the Way : Some Thoughts on Kindness (Hardcover) (George Saunders)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThree months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website ofThe New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the way is an inspiring message from one of today’s most influential and original writers.Praise for Congratulations, by the way“As slender as a psalm, and as heavy.”The New York Times“The graduating college senior in your life probably just wants money. But if you want to impart some heartfelt, plainspoken wisdom in addition to a check, you can't do much better than [Congratulations, by the way].”Entertainment Weekly“The loving selflessness that [George Saunders] advises and the interconnectedness that he recognizes couldn’t be purer or simpler—or more challenging.”Kirkus Reviews“Warm and tender.”Publishers Weekly
From George Saunders, the bestselling author of Tenth of December, comes a powerful and inspiring meditation on kindness, based on his hugely popular commencement address.

In May 2013, George Saunders gave an eight-minute convocation address at Syracuse University. Three months later, a transcript of the speech was published on The New York Times website and went viral, becoming the site?s most emailed article for a full week. Congratulations, By the Way, an expanded version of that speech, brings Saunders?s trademark wit, wisdom, and compassion to an even broader audience.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Philosophy, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Interpersonal Relations, Emotions, Ethics + Moral Philosophy, Inspiration + Personal Growth
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: George Saunders
Language: English
Street Date: April 22, 2014
TCIN: 15586183
UPC: 9780812996272
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7862
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