Dear Grads: Above all, Be Kind
Saunders gave a commencement speech in 2013 at Syracuse University where he teaches writing. "What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness," he said.
"Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering and I responded sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly."
The speech made its way around the world online. You can read the text here. It has now been published as a book, entitled Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness.