This anthology collects 14 of the best commencement speeches ever delivered, each with poignant advice on how to use what you’ve learned to do big things in the world. Readers will hear from brilliant creative minds in every sector: David Foster Wallace on living a compassionate life, Debbie Millman on the importance of taking risks, Michael Lewis on the responsibility that good fortune merits – and so many other greats. Some of this advice is grand. Some of it is specific enough to check off a life list. All of it is universal. With a handsome 3-piece case and rich graphic design that highlights the wisest of gems as bold pull quotes, the book is a smart and special gift for recent graduates or anyone embarking on a new adventure.