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    Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness (Hardback) By (author) George Saunders

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    DescriptionThree months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the web site 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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    Title
    Congratulations, by the Way
    Subtitle
    Some Thoughts on Kindness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812996272
    ISBN 10: 0812996275
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    Libri: ENGM5000
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Approval Code: E10010000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14650
    DC22: 177.7
    DC21: 177.7
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, OCC019000
    DC22: 177/.7
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: MEDI3860
    LC classification: BJ1533.K5 S28 2014
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ETHCAS
    Thema V1.0: QDTQ, JNA, VS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    BLACK-&-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Imprint name
    RANDOM HOUSE
    Publication date
    22 April 2014
    Author Information
    MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow George Saunders is the "New York Times "bestselling author of several collections of short stories, including "Tenth of December, Pastoralia, " and "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline," as well as a collection of essays and a book for children. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
    Review quote
    "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"