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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination Hardcover – April 14, 2015
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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"A beautifully illustrated little book."―Shaun Fitzpatrick, Bustle
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"It's sure to be a favorite gift for new graduates."―Michael Giltz, Huffington Post
"One of the author's all-time most inspirational speeches."―Josh Wigler, MTV.com
"The graduation gift book of the spring."―Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
About the Author
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults. Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, she is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series, including The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm. As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature, she is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. She lives in Edinburgh.