Item description for Speaking of Graduating...: Excerpts from Timeless Graduation Speeches by Alan Ross...
The inspired word on Graduation Day: Tossed into the June air by passionate speakers like so many tassled caps, and with equally comparable gusto From Angelou to Asimov to Lombardi, Terkel to Tutu- Herein lies a treasury of uplifting lines from some of the finest commencement addresses ever recorded.
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Studio: Walnut Grove Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.04" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2010
Publisher Walnut Grove Press
ISBN 1583340971 ISBN13 9781583340974 UPC 719570002153
Availability 0 units.
More About Alan Ross
Ross has written books on poetry, travel, and autobiography. He was born in Calcutta, India.
Reviews - What do customers think about Speaking of Graduating: Excerpts from Timeless Graduation Speeches?
great little graduation gift May 21, 2008
I think this is a great book of little quotes of encouragement that are great for any graduate. The quotes are just the right length that you can quickly look through it. There's nothing in it you have to spend significant time reading.
Not a good idea Apr 8, 2007
Having quotes is never as good as having the whole speeches because it does not have the power of story telling no matter how good the quotes are.
The best book so far on graduation speeches is "Graduation Moments."
Many phrases that make you say, "I wish I had said that" Sep 16, 2006
We all occasionally say "I wish I had said that." Depending on the circumstances, we are referring to statements that were funny, profound or that have some other memorable trait. This book is a compilation of excerpts from speeches made at college graduation ceremonies. Some are funny, some are profound and others are memorable because of the context. In many cases, it is arguable that the quote listed in this book is the only thing that the graduates will remember from the speech shortly after it was made. Graduation from college truly marks an inflection point in the lives of the students. For most, it is the end of their formal education and the beginning of their actual learning. Therefore, the ceremony is important for what it is. It is a specific event that lets everyone know that their lives have changed. As a college teacher, I have attended many commencement ceremonies. Some day I may speak at one and I hope that if that day comes I will be able to generate a phrase so that someone, somewhere will say, "I wish I had said that."