J.K. Rowling

Very Good Lives


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 offers J.K. Rowling’s words of wisdom for anyone who finds themselves at a turning point in life, asking profound and provocative questions: 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-graduate years, this world-famous author addresses some of life’s most important issues with acuity and emotional force.