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Congratulations, by the Way

Some Thoughts On Kindness

By George Saunders, 1958-

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Three months after George Saunders gave a graduation 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.

Praise for Congratulations, by the way
 
“As slender as a psalm, and as heavy.”The New York Times
 
“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].”Entertainment Weekly

“The loving selflessness that [George Saunders] advises and the interconnectedness that he recognizes couldn’t be purer or simpler—or more challenging.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Warm and tender.”Publishers Weekly


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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780812996272


Format: Book
Author: Saunders, George, 1958-
Title: Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness / George Saunders ; illustrations by Chelesa Cardinal.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House, [2014]
Subject: Kindness.
Isbn: 9780812996272 0812996275
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: 177.7 Sau
Oclc: 870210911
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Bib Id: 512977

Format: Book
Author: Saunders, George, 1958-
Title: Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness / George Saunders ; illustrations by Chelesa Cardinal.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House, [2014]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 19 cm
Subjects: Kindness.
LCCN: 2013037902
ISBN: 9780812996272
ISBN: 0812996275
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: 177.7 Sau