Book Review: Very Good Lives; the Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J. K. Rowling
J.K Rowling, the perennially popular author of the Harry Potter series, and also titles for adults shares her brand of wisdom about handling failure, and still living a very good life. It is her address to the 2008 graduating class of Harvard University. The benefits of failure and the power of imagination propel one forward and provide the resiliency necessary to handle both success and disappointment. Imagination was instrumental in keeping her focused during periods of poverty. “You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity” she says. “Life is not a checklist of acquisitions or achievement; your qualifications or curriculum vitae are not your life”. Very Good Lives, the Fringe Benefits of Failure Importance of Imaginations is a powerful and instructive reading experience.
Review by Karen