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    Description'Here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness' Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation 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.


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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: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 123 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408859346
    ISBN 10: 1408859343
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    BISAC V2.8: SEL023000, LCO000000, SEL021000
    DC23: 177.7
    BIC subject category V2: DNS
    Thema V1.0: VSPM, DNL, DNS
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    22 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    At one point a geophysical engineer, MacArthur Fellowship winner George Saunders is an acclaimed writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books. His work includes the story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, Pastoralia and In Persuasion Nation. Tenth of December won the inaugural Folio Prize in the UK and The Story Prize in the US in 2014, as well as being shortlisted for the National Book Award. He has also won prizes for his bestselling children's book The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip and has written a book of essays entitled The Brain-Dead Megaphone. George Saunders was listed as one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Syracuse University, New York, and writes regularly for GQ, Harper's and the New Yorker, who in 2002 named him one of the 'Best Writers Under 40'. He lives in New York with his family.
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    We're lucky to have him Jonathan Franzen A morally passionate, serious writer Zadie Smith There is really no one like him Lorrie Moore