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Kevin Kelly

Excellent Advice for Living


Wise, practical, optimistic life advice from author and leading technology thinker Kevin Kelly

On his 68th birthday, Kevin Kelly began to write down for his young adult children some things he had learned about life that he wished he had known earlier.  To his surprise, Kelly had more to say than he thought, and kept adding to the advice over the years, compiling a life’s wisdom into these pages. 

Kelly’s timeless advice covers an astonishing range, from right living to setting ambitious goals, optimizing generosity, and cultivating compassion. He has wisdom for career, relationships, parenting, and finances, and gives guidance for practical matters ranging from travel to troubleshooting.

Excellent Advice for Living is aimed primarily at young people, but speaks to all ages. This is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to navigate life with grace and creativity.

Hardcover | $26.00
Published by Viking
May 02, 2023 | 224 Pages | 5 x 7 | ISBN 9780593654521


Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier
Publisher’s Weekly, January 18, 2023


Advance praise for Excellent Advice for Living:

“The non-linearity of this list is part of its magic.  And one hundred years from now, when so much of the nonsense of our age is forgotten, people will still remember Kevin Kelly and his wisdom.” –Seth Godin

“If you don’t find at least seventeen golden nuggets of advice from Kevin Kelly’s list, you’re not awake.” –Daniel Pink

“Life essentials from a skilled navigator in an uncertain time.” –Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes