Who gives the best advice to new graduates? Our contributors to this book, that’s who! This collection of 21 inspiring commencement addresses includes such notable achievers as Tom Hanks, Arianna Huffington, David Sedaris, Anna Quindlen, Barbara Kingsolver, David McCullough, Anna Deavere Smith, Thomas L. Friedman, Wendell Berry, Muhammad Yunus, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ian McEwan, Dana Gioia, Karen Tse, Anne Lamott, and Harold Prince. This diverse array of moving, uplifting, and wonderfully humorous commencement addresses provide important life lessons for anyone graduating from college.
Quotes from the Book:
“Make the love of learning central to your life. What a difference it can mean. If your experience is anything like mine, the books that will mean the most to you, books that will change your life, are still to come.”
David McCullough, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman and John Adams
“You’re the first generation born into the digital world. And you can be the first generation to master it, to make it serve you, instead of the other way around. And when you do, you’ll find that you have the wind at your back because that’s what the times are calling for.”
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President, and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post
About the Author
Mark Evan Chimsky is the head of Mark Chimsky Editorial Services Unlimited, an editorial consulting
business based in Portland, Maine. For nearly six years, he was editor-in-chief of Sellers Publishing.
Previously he was executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco and headed the
paperback divisions at Little, Brown and Macmillan. He is the editor of 65 Things to Do When You Retire and Johnny Cash’s best-selling memoir, Cash.