Review: Very Good Lives – J.K. Rowling.

You know those books you read and feel like you could take over the world? This is one of them.

In 2008, J.K. Rowling gave a commencement speech at Harvard University, now printed alongside illustrations and stand out quotes. It’s a bit like Neil Gaiman’s Make Good Art, but a little less abrasive on the eyes.

jkrowlingThrough her own failures to her experience of working with Amnesty International, Rowling’s already powerful speech is given a vivid new life. It is, as these commencement speeches from excellent people often are, a string of words that will motivate you whether or not you’re graduating. It just makes you want to do stuff, to try.

Proceeds for this go to Lumos, so I’d highly recommend everyone buy a copy because, beyond it being excellent and something to keep on your shelf for days when you need a particular kick of motivation, it’s for a good cause.

14th April 2015 | Sphere

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