J.K. Rowling's New Book on Harvard Speech Will Continue to Inspire Fans

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For all of you J.K Rowling fans out there, hold on to your sorting hats: J.K Rowling has a new book coming out in April 2015.

Harry Potter fanatics, however, shouldn't pack their trunks for Hogwarts just yet; this next book won't be filled with tales from the wizarding world. Rowling's new book will be composed from a speech she made at Harvard in 2008, according to The Boston Globe.

Her speech, titled, "Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination" will be transformed into an inspirational book accompanied with illustrations by Joel Holland.

In her speech, Rowling admitted that she grew up in an impoverished household, but looked to her imagination and love for literature to keep her in check.

After explaining her experiences in college, she told the graduates of her failures, and said failing is a crucial part of life.

"Now, I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun," Rowling said in her speech.

"That period of my life was a dark one, and I had no idea that there was going to be what the press has since represented as a kind of fairy tale resolution.

I had no idea then how far the tunnel extended, and for a long time, any light at the end of it was a hope rather than a reality."

Rowling then told the Harvard students they probably would never fail on the same scale as her, "but failure in life is inevitable."

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default," she said. "Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations.

Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way.

I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies."

This book is going to be something like she has never written before, and folks may be wondering why they would buy an inspirational book by Rowling. All proceeds will go towards a charity that she founded called Lumos, an organization that aims to help disadvantaged children.

The rest of the funds, The Globe said, will go towards Harvard financial aid.

Rowling's speech touched many people that day, reaching the hearts of thousands outside of Harvard's walls. In fact, the speech is still discussed six years later.

"I have heard and read many commencement speeches, none more moving and memorable than J.K. Rowling's," Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust said in a statement.

"Years after her visit to Harvard, people still talk about it -- and still find inspiration in her singular evocation of the idea that living a meaningful life so often means daring to risk failure.

What a powerful example she embodies, and what a remarkable gift her speech was, and is, for all of us privileged to hear it then -- and to read it now."

The Harry Potter series continues to give readers hope and has helped keep imagination alive in a world with plenty of darkness. With characters such as Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, and Harry Potter, readers have learned about the meaning of courage and wisdom.

The novels have encouraged others that despite life being short of a fairy tale, imagination is still the strongest force in this world.

Rowling's new book, although very different from what she has written before, will be another example of these ideas. Her efforts to touch the lives of many and help those who are in need, like with Lumos, continues to make her the beloved person she is today.

I'm sure her new book will not disappoint.