Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness


By (author) George Saunders

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  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 178mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 22 April 2014
  • ISBN 10: 0812996275
  • ISBN 13: 9780812996272
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: BLACK-&-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Sales rank: 255,779

Product description

Three 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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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

"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"