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What Now?

What Now?

  • Title: What Now?
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  • ISBN : 9780061340659
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 102 pages


Based on her lauded commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College, this stirring essay by bestselling author Ann Patchett offers hope and inspiration for anyone at a crossroads, whether graduating, changing careers, or transitioning from one life stage to another With wit and candor, Patchett tells her own story of attending college, graduating, and struggling with the i Based on her lauded commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College, this stirring essay by bestselling author Ann Patchett offers hope and inspiration for anyone at a crossroads, whether graduating, changing careers, or transitioning from one life stage to another With wit and candor, Patchett tells her own story of attending college, graduating, and struggling with the inevitable question, What now From student to line cook to teacher to waitress and eventually to award winning author, Patchett s own life has taken many twists and turns that make her exploration genuine and resonant As Patchett writes, What now represents our excitement and our future, the very vitality of life She highlights the possibilities the unknown offers and reminds us that there is as much joy in the journey as there is in reaching the destination


Author Ann Patchett

Patchett was born in Los Angeles, California Her mother is the novelist




What Now? Reviews (31)

  • Ann Patchett s What Now was inspired by the commencement speech she gave at Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater It s a short read, in which she explores the inevitable question of What now that we are all often asked at pivotal turning points throughout life post graduation, post champion [..]

  • A very quick and inspiring read Originally a commencement speech at her alma mater, Sarah Lawrence, Patchett describes how life continuously presents new What Nows F Scott Fitzgerald had a similar way of dealing with life in This Side of Paradise by having his character Do the next thing Both sentim [..]

  • I really enjoyed this speech turned essay So many wonderful morsels of wisdom to chew on She shares a few personal anecdotes, but does not make the speech about herself It is inspiring and contemplative, encouraging her audience to look inward for happiness and then sharing it with the world Because [..]

  • Just because things hadn t gone the way I had planned didn t necessarily mean they had gone wrong This was a very powerful and moving essay that I feel like came in my life during the perfect time, considering I just graduated high school and that question seems to be suffocating me It rea [..]

  • This makes for a long commencement speech, but a short audiobook I can see how many people would find it inspiring and reassuring, despite its cliche flavor.I like that it s not necessarily geared specifically at new college graduates Patchett emphasizes that we reach many different intimidating cro [..]

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