This was a perfectly adequate, mildly encouraging and uplifting book. It's Lauren Graham's commencement speech with random little drawings (I hope a kid drew them!). Personally I've listened to (and read) better more empowering commencement speeches, but this one wasn't bad (just not great). She uses her acting career (specifically her theater carer) to illustrate the highs and lows of life. The only people who will read this are fans of the actresses work, which is ok. I don't see this being a big graduation gift, but I could be wrong. Again, a little meh, if you want to read; get it from your local library.