Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

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-gra In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the f...

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Title:Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Author:J.K. Rowling
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316369152
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:74 pages pages

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jan 04, 2017

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

  • Brina
    Feb 03, 2016

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Apr 08, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

  • Tehanu
    Dec 06, 2014

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

  • Josu Grilli
    May 25, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

  • LT
    Sep 23, 2017

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

  • Kyoko SWords
    Aug 11, 2018

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Jul 13, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

  • Denisse
    Jun 05, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

    "We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." This woman never ceases to blow my mind into smithereens with her words, and this expressively, yet eloquently put novella with less than a ...

    I may be in the minority here, but I had never heard or read Very Good Lived before now. It is JK Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard in 2008. I picked up the book because the proceeds of its sales go to JK's Lumos charity and also because it's JK Freaking Rowling. The book is sma...

    Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge #14 A non-fiction book J. K. Rowling is my Writer-Queen not because she made magic wands look cool, or because she wrote a great and incomparable fantasy saga. She is my and many others Writer-Queen because of things like this: "...but pove...

  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    Apr 16, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

    "We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." This woman never ceases to blow my mind into smithereens with her words, and this expressively, yet eloquently put novella with less than a ...

    I may be in the minority here, but I had never heard or read Very Good Lived before now. It is JK Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard in 2008. I picked up the book because the proceeds of its sales go to JK's Lumos charity and also because it's JK Freaking Rowling. The book is sma...

  • Taylor Knight
    May 19, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

    "We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." This woman never ceases to blow my mind into smithereens with her words, and this expressively, yet eloquently put novella with less than a ...

    I may be in the minority here, but I had never heard or read Very Good Lived before now. It is JK Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard in 2008. I picked up the book because the proceeds of its sales go to JK's Lumos charity and also because it's JK Freaking Rowling. The book is sma...

    Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge #14 A non-fiction book J. K. Rowling is my Writer-Queen not because she made magic wands look cool, or because she wrote a great and incomparable fantasy saga. She is my and many others Writer-Queen because of things like this: "...but pove...

    Everything about this book is beautiful. Jo has a such a way with words. Not only is this book inspirational but it's also really funny. I loved the way the book was put together. The little doodles and art was really cool. And even though this book is short (80 pages but it's a ...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jan 08, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

  • Jamie-leigh Haughn
    Apr 28, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

  • Jeff
    May 07, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

  • Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
    Jun 24, 2018

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

  • Khadidja
    Mar 18, 2017

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

  • Jayson
    May 23, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

  • Carol
    Jan 08, 2018

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

  • Ziba
    Apr 03, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

  • P
    Jul 21, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

    "We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." This woman never ceases to blow my mind into smithereens with her words, and this expressively, yet eloquently put novella with less than a ...

    I may be in the minority here, but I had never heard or read Very Good Lived before now. It is JK Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard in 2008. I picked up the book because the proceeds of its sales go to JK's Lumos charity and also because it's JK Freaking Rowling. The book is sma...

    Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge #14 A non-fiction book J. K. Rowling is my Writer-Queen not because she made magic wands look cool, or because she wrote a great and incomparable fantasy saga. She is my and many others Writer-Queen because of things like this: "...but pove...

    Everything about this book is beautiful. Jo has a such a way with words. Not only is this book inspirational but it's also really funny. I loved the way the book was put together. The little doodles and art was really cool. And even though this book is short (80 pages but it's a ...

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  • Franco  Santos
    Mar 13, 2016

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

  • Pooja
    Dec 04, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

  • Lala BooksandLala
    Aug 01, 2016

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

  • Rose
    May 12, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

  • Kai
    Apr 21, 2015

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

  • Jo Reads
    Jan 02, 2018

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

  • Sushi
    Jun 15, 2016

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

    JK parla dritta al mio cuore oggi come 20 anni fa, quando lessi il primo capitolo di Harry Potter. ...

    ABSOLUTAMENTE TODO EL MUNDO NECESITA ESTE LIBRO EN SU VIDA. Es curioso, todo el mundo cree que odio a J.K. Rowling porque nunca he leído (o visto) nada de Harry Potter y decidí no hacerlo por lo menos en unos 10 años más (gracias al algunos fans que no me dejan en paz con el tema ...

    "Tal vez nunca fracaséis de una forma tan estrepitosa como yo, pero en la vida es inevitable fracasar alguna vez. Es imposible vivir sin fracasar en algo, a menos que seas tan prudente que no se pueda decir que hayas vivido, y en ese caso fracasas por omisión". Sólo a Queen J. K....

    In Very Good Lives, J.K. Rowling shares the benefits of failure in one's life and why it is a necessity to overcome fears. I was browsing JKR's interview videos and stumbled upon this. That moment, something changed inside me. It's like you read a book and you know it has al...

    "We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." This woman never ceases to blow my mind into smithereens with her words, and this expressively, yet eloquently put novella with less than a ...

  • Archit Ojha
    Jul 04, 2016

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

  • Imane
    Feb 19, 2018

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

    ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ?? ???? '????' ?? ??? ????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??????..??? ?? ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...

    In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a commencement speech at Harvard University. Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it and because of the impact it has made the speech was published today, April 14th, in book form. The sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a n...

    Well worth the fifteen (okay, ten) minutes it takes to read. In addition, if you want a starting point to have a conversation with your middle or high school age kid, read this together. Listen to what your kid says. Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Just an idea. ...

    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? Gran discurso de Rowling. Me gustó mucho. Algunas ideas tratadas ya estaban sobreexplotadas hasta el punto de ser casi tópicos, pero recato la...

    Un discurso increíble en una edición simplemente espectacular. Rowling consigue emocionar narrando experiencias de su pasado que le han formado como personas, tratando de transmitirle al lector que la vida es mucho más que un trabajo. La vida es una experiencia continua que hay que ...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.? ? J.K. Rowling, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Well written, as anything by this author would be, I found ...

  • Kayla Dawn
    Dec 06, 2017

    simply inspiring. ...

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: Her advice isn't especially deep or revelatory or new, but it's presented well and reading it just makes you feel better. ...

    Beautiful. This is going right next to Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art on my bookshelf. ...

    I enjoyed and admire Rowling?s speech to Harvard graduates (class of 2008). If it is not quite the equal of the greatest commencement addresses of this century?David Foster Wallace at Kenyon (2005), George Saunders at Syracuse (2013)?it is still memorable. It speaks to the natu...

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    ?We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.? This genius woman. J. K. Rowling you're my favourite author. You forever will be. Find more of my books on Instagram ...

    "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default." ...

    The reason I gave this book 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because it was so short. This is the published form of J K Rowling's commencement address to Harvard graduates in 2008. Her words of wisdom ring true to all, and she even managed to sneak in a few Potter references. I finished in ab...

    ?So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I reall...

    ?As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.? Very inspiring! JK Rowling has a magical way with words. Love it! ...

    "And rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." All the people in J.K Rowling's life must feel so incredibly blessed. I would. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I have read a lot about J.K and her fascinating life before all the Harry Potter craziness....

    Never was a more true word spoken. A gifted speech from a gifted author. Definitely worth then 20 minutes to finish it! ...

    Life's good. You know, that life is 90 percent what happens to you and 10 percent how you react to it. Rightly so, we are all defined by the choices that we make. JKR amalgamates humor with emotions exhibiting the knowledge that accrues with time. There's a quote from this boo...

    Amazing. Inspirational. Wonderful. Read it! ...

    While we wait, it's worth checking out this other adaptation of her speech by ZEN PENCILS: (The rest is linked in the image) Oh, and here, have a link to the video of the full speech. ...

    Vorab das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht, es sind viele süße Illustrationen drin und auch das Buch selbst (ohne Schutzumschlag) ist super schön. Die Rede die Rowling hier gehalten hat, war auch sehr schön und inspirierend, nur bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob es wirklich notwenig wa...