The Resource The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, (ebook)

The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, (ebook)

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The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries
Title
The world is waiting for you
Title remainder
graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries
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eng
Summary
"The voices of conformity speak so loudly. Don't listen to them," acclaimed author and award-winning journalist Anna Quindlen cautioned graduates of Grinnell College. Jazz virtuoso and educator Wynton Marsalis advised new Connecticut College alums not to worry about being on time, but rather to be in time-because "time is actually your friend. He don't come back because he never goes away." And renowned physician and humanitarian Paul Farmer revealed at the University of Delaware his remarkable discovery-the new disease Empathy Deficit Disorder-and assured the commencers it could be cured. The prescient, fiery feminism of Gloria Steinem sits parallel to that of celebrated writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who asks, "What if I talked like a woman right here in public?" Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison sagaciously ponders how people centuries from now will perceive our current times, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Kingsolver asks those born into the Age of Irony to "imagine getting caught with your Optimism hanging out" and implores us always to act and speak the truth. With eighteen rousing graduation speeches, The World Is Waiting for You speaks to anyone who might take to heart the advice of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards-"life as an activist, troublemaker, or agitator is a tremendous option and one I highly recommend"-and is the perfect gift for all who are ready to move their tassels to the left
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Midwest
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815.008
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Baccalaureate addresses
  • College graduates
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, (ebook)
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text
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9781620970911
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12430076
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remote
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The world is waiting for you : graduation speeches to live by from activists, writers, and visionaries, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620970911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12430076
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12430076
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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