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J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors

J.K. Rowling: new book, charity launch, Harry Potter rumors

A book release, an upcoming movie, a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building and the usual questions about Harry Potter: It's been an unusually busy month for J.K. Rowling. The British author released a new book yesterday -- but don't get too excited, Harry Potter fans; it's more Harvard than Hogwarts. "Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination," a slim book containing Rowling's 2008 commencement speech at the Massachusetts university, came out yesterday from publisher Little, Brown. Rowling's speech went viral quickly; a video of her address on YouTube has garnered over 1.5 million views. Not...

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