Succinct bits of wise, practical, optimistic life advice from author, leading technology thinker, and cofounder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly On his sixty-eighth birthday, Kevin Kelly wrote down for his young adult son some things he had learned about relationships, business, and life that he wished he had known earlier. To his surprise, he had more to say than he thought, so he continued composing these short passages of guidance until he had more than four hundred of them. Kelly’s bits of advice cover an astonishing range of subject matter, and each statement is meant to be a memorable prompt for an action one could take. Many of them are about right living, good conduct, and civility. There is advice on setting ambitious goals, forgiveness and gratitude, taking responsibility for mistakes, optimizing generosity, and cultivating awareness, compassion, and creativity. Career, work, and financial advice is given, as well as guidance related to practical matters ranging from parenting and troubleshooting to the importance of learning how to tie a bowline knot. Excellent Advice for Living is aimed primarily at young people, and in particular at young professionals, but it will speak to anyone at any stage of life. Kelly’s advice is memorable, and, more important, needed right now.