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An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

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Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina's essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.

"Keegan’s voice is clear, passionate, and both uncertain and wise through the whole collection. Narrator Emily Woo Zeller understands that distinctive voice and delivers a strong performance through the entire audiobook." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Zeller narrates with the zeal of great anticipation and hopeful outcomes, as well the momentary skepticism Keegan felt about an unpredictable future." ---AudioFile

"Keegan brings self-awareness to the collective insecurity of her peers even as she captures it with a precision that only comes from someone who feels it too. How unfortunate that she will never know the value readers will find in her work." ---Publishers Weekly
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The Opposite of Loneliness

Essays and Stories

Author Marina Keegan

Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

Publication date Apr 8, 2014

Running time 6 hrs

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