George Saunders

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Congratulations, by the way

book | Non-Fiction | 2014
US & Canada → Random House (Ed. Andy Ward)
UK & Comm → Bloomsbury Publishing (Ed. Alexandra Pringle)
Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives.

Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the way is an inspiring message from one of today’s most influential and original writers.  
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The loving selflessness that he advises and the interconnectedness that he recognizes couldn't be purer or simpler—or more challenging.
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As slender as a psalm, and as heavy

The New York Times

Warm and tender

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The graduating college senior in your life probably just wants money. But if you want to impart some heartfelt, plainspoken wisdom in addition to a check, you can't do much better than [Congratulations, by the way]

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