I co-wrote a comedy piece with my pal Nick Klinger. It’s called “2013’s Notable Commencement Speeches,” and it’s now live at Funny or Die. If you like it, pass it around to your friends and on your social networks. We’d really appreciate it.
While this isn’t the full speech, I’ll never pass up a chance to hear any part of David Foster Wallace’s Kenyon commencement speech. I love it. I read it at a remembrance event after his death in 2008, and keep a small stack of the book around as my go-to gift for graduating relatives and friends.