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The Importance of Kindness

George Saunders, a New York Times bestselling author of short stories, novellas, essays and children’s’ books gave a commencement speech lat year at Syracuse. His speech was published by the New York Times, and, like the dreaded pollen torturing my allergies, it scattered all over the place. On Tuesday that speech became a 64-page book called Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness.

An abridged version, narrated by Saunders and produced by Random House and Above Average working with Serious Launch was released.

‘Til next time,

Jessica

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Look What I Found, Advice from Two of My Favorite Writers

Don’t Run From Who You Are: Writing Advice From George Saunders & Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed posted a link to this on her Facebook page today, and the post is great. The writing advice is better. There are no words to tell you how much I would loooooovvvvve to go to a talk, workshop, signing…whatever with these two writers.  There are a couple of collections below that I highly recommend.

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Who do you admire?

‘Til Next Time,
Jessica