Congratulations, by the Way

Congratulations, by the Way

Some Thoughts on Kindness

Book - 2014
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Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812996272
0812996275
9780812996289
Branch Call Number: 177.7 Sa
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Cardinal, Chelsea

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Shirleynature
Aug 16, 2017

The range of this author is inspiring! And we're bringing him to Lawrence October 10, 2017!

AL_ANNAL Apr 07, 2017

This is a little gem of a book clearly written in simple language and sprinkled with humorous one-liners. Although delivered at a school commencement, Saunders' words could serve as a roadmap for us all. His advice: Be kinder. Search for whatever it takes to uncover your generous and loving self.

An undersized volume with an enormously gigantic message. Fortunately, the message can be summed up in just two words: be kind. Don't just get kinder as you get older, don't just think about being kind, don't just nod a lot while you read this short book. Do it now. Get out there and be your kindest possible self. I'm ready! How about you?

smc01 Feb 03, 2015

A lovely little book that celebrates kindness. It would make a wonderful graduation gift. It really makes you think about you can do to truly be kind.

jennrose Jul 23, 2014

A sweet little offering for a short bus ride. His message is corny but heartfelt and true. I love this writer with all of my heart, he is like a contemporary Kurt Vonnegut. It reminded me of this Vonnegut quote: " Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”

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nsteeves
May 19, 2014

I suspect this is going to sell like gangbusters this month in anticipation of graduation season. Enjoy it, grads! The author says some super smart, sweet things that you'll appreciate a little bit now and a lot more later. I plan to share it with my own family, no member of which is anywhere near graduating anything - but I hope all of us will enjoy and take to heart the message of becoming as kind as we can as quickly as we can.

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janetplanet9
May 03, 2014

This would make a nice college graduation gift.

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