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The Resource The World Is Waiting for You

The World Is Waiting for You

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The World Is Waiting for You
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The World Is Waiting for You
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Summary
Inspiring commencement speeches from Wynton Marsalis, Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem, and others: "The perfect gift for grads-to-be" (O, The Oprah Magazine). "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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  • Grove, Tara
  • Ostrer, Isabel
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literary Anthologies
  • Self-Improvement
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The World Is Waiting for You
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Publication
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620970911
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The World Is Waiting for You
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c5f672a5-87ae-4bca-aaf0-32ae3e5bdfd6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781620970911
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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