Congratulations, by the way
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Anthologies, Essays & Journals - Published: 1/Mar/2018 - ISBN: 9781408899403
'Here' s something I know to be true, although i' s a little corny, and I do' t quite know what to do with it- What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness'
Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The 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 Saunde' 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 tod' s most influential and original writers.
George Saunders is the author of nine books, including Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize (for the best work of fiction in English) and the Story Prize (best short-story collection). He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world' s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. An inspiring message from the Booker Prize-shortlisted George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo; one of today' s most influential and original writers
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