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The World Is Waiting for You

Graduation Speeches to Live By from Activists, Writers, and Visionaries

by Tara Grove
Isabel Ostrer

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With contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, The World Is Waiting for You brings forth eighteen courageous figures who have dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest, and a better world.
"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?" Nobelist and novelist Toni Morrison sagaciously ponders how people centuries from now will perceive our current times, and Pulitzer Prize winner 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.
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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Publisher: The New Press

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  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781620970911
  • File size: 319 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781620970911
  • File size: 319 KB
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  • ISBN: 9781620970911
  • File size: 790 KB
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With contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, The World Is Waiting for You brings forth eighteen courageous figures who have dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest, and a better world.
"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?" Nobelist and novelist Toni Morrison sagaciously ponders how people centuries from now will perceive our current times, and Pulitzer Prize winner 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.
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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    Publisher:
    The New Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781620970911
    File size: 319 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781620970911
    File size: 319 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781620970911
    File size: 790 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

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