Book Club Selection – Very Good Lives

Welcome to my FIRST “Blaise the Baker Book Club” selection! I’m so excited about this first pick! It’s a book that you may have already HEARD actually… or seen something about. It’s a book that literally changed my life when I was first introduced to its words, and its message. I am gifting this book to everyone I know and once you read it – you will want to do the same. I’m so excited to announce that my FIRST “Blaise the Baker Book Club” selection is…

Blaise the Baker Book Club Selection

“Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination” By: J.K. Rowling

Words can’t express how much I am in LOVE with this book. A few years ago, I remember being utterly moved to tears hearing J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement speech. I remember thinking then “what a fabulous book this would be…” – skip ahead a few years, and here we are!

I’m so glad to actually have a physical HARD COPY in my hands to give as gifts, to flip over when I feel down and depressed, and to actually have sitting on the edge of my bookcase.

I highly HIGHLY recommend you buy TWO copies of this book. One for you – and one for a friend. This is a book that you will want to cherish, as well as give to as many people as you can…

J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement speech, was supposed to be, just that…a commencement speech for the graduating Seniors of the class. But – her speech went above and beyond just the graduating Seniors, and was related to and “felt” by everyone in the room – and then online – and now with this book.

You can watch J.K. Rowling’s Commencement speech here…

BUY “Very Good Lives” here…

What’s next!? Let’s EXPAND the conversation – and “book chat” online! Email me ( and let me know what you think, leave your comments here, Facebook me, chat me, text me, tweet me – keep the conversation of great books going…

My NEXT Book Club selection will be on the FIRST of every month from here on out. This book has less than 50 pages – and is very short and to the point. There will be plenty of time to get the book, read and discuss before my next selection.

If you have any book club ideas or suggestions, drop me an email!

I would love to hear from you…

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. More information can be found by emailing me your questions. Shout out and special thanks to Little, Brown and Company and J.K. Rowling for this opportunity.



3 thoughts on “Book Club Selection – Very Good Lives

  1. Nice! Don’t fall off your chair, but I’ve never read ANYTHING by J.K. Rowling. Not even the Harry Potter series. So, I’ll definitely dig into this one and can’t wait to provide thoughts.

  2. I’ve only read her Harry Potter series so now I’m interested in what her other books are like! My girlfriends and I are thinking about starting a book club and this is a great suggestion. You should look in to, “Holy Fool, Holy Father” by Nicholas A. Marziani Jr., It looks pretty good and seems like a great discussion book! Thanks again for the suggestion, looking in to it!

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