Very Good Lives

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J.K. Rowling’s infamous Harvard Commencement speech, emphasizing the need to embrace failure and use our imagination to fulfill our true potential, presents advice, truth, and advantageous hope and wisdom. Taking experiences and events from her own life, her powerful words have been transcribed into an 80-page book.

We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

MuggleNet Review by Claire


Product Details

Very Good Lives was published worldwide on April 14, 2015, by Little, Brown Book Group on Kindle and in hardback. Sales went both to Lumos and to the university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.



Three-time winner of the KPMG Publisher of the Year Award, in 1994, 2004, and 2010, Little, Brown has an award-winning publishing program across eight imprints: Little, Brown; Abacus; Virago; Sphere; Orbit; Atom; Piatkus; and Hachette Digital. Little, Brown Book Group has been a member of the Hachette UK group since 2006. Further information can be found at

  • ISBN 0316369152 (hardback) $10.91
  • ASIN B00QGZDLI6 (Kindle) $9.99