If you are a fan of Ann Patchett's beautiful language and subtle humor, you will find this an interesting and entertaining windown into how she writes--and she became a writer. I loved learning, for example, that the stately home in which "Bel Canto" takes place was modeled on the home of the dean at her college.
I downloaded this in hopes of finding a few "life lesson" gems for our son, who is on his way to his first year at Willamette University. My husband and I both listened to it first, and found it to go several steps beyond the usual commencement day admonitions to "aim high" and "work hard" and "follow your passions."
This is a highly pleasant way to spend 50 minutes.
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