JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech Part 1 - June 5 2008

Author: J.K. Rowling

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message 1: by Otis

Otis Chandler Cool! Now we can comment on videos!

message 2: by Lisa

Lisa Vegan I just love her and this speech, the first 10 minutes of it anyway, BUT if anyone can find the rest of the speech, please post a link! Thanks!

message 3: by rivka

rivka Click on the video above, and you should get to the video on YouTube. Part 2 is the first related video in the list on the right.

Turkey Wow. I am such a fan, and yet, I had no idea that she had made a speech at Harvard. I should have realized before. It's amazing, her job in her early twenties...
Anyways, that little bar with the links to different videos came up after i was over, you should be able to watch the next part. Toodles!

message 5: by Camila (last edited Jan 04, 2009 08:08PM)

Camila Aww! I wanted to go so bad-- My mom was invited cause it was her 40th reunion that year and two of my cousins were graduating. And my grandmother and everyone went and they all said she was THE MOST AMAZING speaker ever and they all wish i'd been there. (Bet they don't wish it as much as me...) She's so amazing! Her story and everything she'd been through- it's must be such a huge thing to go from one extreme to another and think it over and realize its all because the children and even adults out there are all reading your book and worshiping your stories. She's really changed the way children see reading, or at least the way I see it.

Ah well, maybe I'll see her another day... I've got plenty of my life ahead of me to meet my favorite author in the world or at least hear her speak. :)

Violet So leisure--the way she delivers the speech!When she talked about her early years I'm clear it was not as easy. It's hard to imagine specially for those successful. Stimulating,and...She's unexpectedly fun-loving*-*

Jessica Salt I love the speech she did to the graduated to the 2008. I am a big fan of J.k. Rowling.

Jennifer Tse Yeah, Class of 2008!!! Thanks for the inspirational speech! Pressure from parents, poverty, & failure is so hard, but I'm glad you climbed out of it & so can us!

message 9: by Vicky

Vicky What a beautiful speech!

message 10: by Vincent

Vincent I liked the video ,but am wondering why it didn't have sound.

message 11: by Molly

Molly oh it had sound. maybe u didn't have it on. i loved the video. it was awesome! also it was funny.

message 12: by Dotty

Dotty What a great speech.

message 13: by [deleted user]

What an awesome speech! It was also really funny!

message 14: by Girlie

Girlie She is definitely fantastic! Her speech is so awesome and funny – just like the Harry Potter Series!

message 15: by Emily

Emily She is cool!

message 16: by Kaya

Kaya wow she is brilliant!! love her.

message 17: by [deleted user]

Wow, her parents were so unbelievably wrong about her not being able to pay the morgage.

Priscilla VdL I love this Speech...very inspirational,

Parelizabeth8 wow..... she is cool and a love her Speech....

message 20: by suhair

suhair great speech, really love it .

Bobbie fu fu fu funny!

message 22: by Fizza

Fizza I l.o.v.e J.k Rowling! Shes amazing! Very creative :)....

message 23: by Ridda

Ridda very funny.........

message 24: by Mahbub

Mahbub Zaman "There's an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction"

Lol...Naruto Rocks! (Katelyn, Haku.) I love this ssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

deliabookworm I heard it on the radio. A bit sappy and preachy in some parts, but overall I like it a lot.

message 27: by Maryam.

Maryam. JK Rowling is awesome!!And funny....Lol

FreakPrincess she's amazing and an inspiration to everyone

message 29: by Donna

Donna Linn The speech was a very good one, indeed...and funny. Quite inspirational...I'm impressed. Good job, J.K. Rowling

message 30: by Jackie

Jackie gay wizards...hahahahaha

Priscila This speech was hilarious and also inspiring. Awesome!

Silver_Raven very good i like it.

Elizabeth Inspiring.

Chimitshewang I loves her speech too much.....

message 35: by abdalrhmun (last edited Mar 24, 2010 08:56PM)

abdalrhmun algabban nice , I don't know how is she :) but she's funny

message 36: by Dino

Dino Amazing !!

message 37: by Dana

Dana Wonderfully and inspring. She is an awesome writer and speaker. The students I feel won't soon forget her speech.

message 38: by Don't

Don't Worry took to long to load i hate this video

message 39: by Don't

Don't Worry Jackie wrote: "gay wizards...hahahahaha"


message 40: by Don't

Don't Worry Naruto Rules! (Katelyn, Haku.) wrote: "I love this ssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!"

you must have bad taste

message 41: by Alaura

Alaura This was hilarious at times and inspiring at others- I love JK Rowling :) I have to say that she is my hero- other than Dan Bergstein, of course. All those who have no idea who he is, go to Sparknotes immedietly and be enlightened!

Abhishek "Nice Video...!I am really wonder & awesome speech,I love it.

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message 43: by Keith

Keith Henry Fantastic!

message 44: by Scott

Scott Sheaffer Great Speech, somewhat better than some of the writing in the HP series.
Liked it all but favorite quote, "There's an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction". Gonna remember that when the time is right with my kids.

MusicFrogg126♪ I did a shortened version of her speech for speech team! Great piece!

Alejandra Sanchez wow i love the books

Alejandra Sanchez Fantastic!

message 48: by Pablo

Pablo Pablo very nice video!

message 49: by Anna

Anna del C. Dye Loved the video. Now I just want to know how you upload videos to Goodreads? Thank you
Anna del C.
Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"

Nanacreampie She is amazing and really pretty!!! Her books are my favorite!!!

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