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A Posthumous Triumph

Legacy.com / Nick Ehrhardt

A Posthumous Triumph

Marina Keegan's The Opposite of Loneliness hit bookshelves and online retailers this week, bringing to light the final work of a brilliant mind whose time was cut tragically short two years ago. As she prepared to graduate from Yale University and take a job at The New York Times, Keegan died in a car accident, leaving behind her grieving family and the work she had saved on her laptop’s hard drive. As a student, Keegan questioned why so many graduates like herself were rushing headlong into finance work when it seemed so few were passionate about it. Moreover, she encouraged others to pursue their dreams rather than give in to practicality. We will never know how her views might or might not have changed over the years, but thankfully we do have her book, her other works and her legacy to remind us that dreams do matter.

Read more at The New York Times, and visit her guest book online.