George Saunders's Advice to Graduates

Last Spring, author George Saunders gave a speech to graduates of Syracuse University that went viral when it was reprinted on The New York Times website. That speech has now been published and illustrated as the book Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness (Random House 2014). Saunders discusses his speech, the advice he gives, and why he thinks it hit such a nerve.

Pop-Up Book Club! We're asking you to read the Saunders speech on before he's on (it's short), then call in and discuss with him during Friday's show. Read the full speech here.