It's graduation time again for the nation's high schools and colleges, and every once in a while some radio station will dust off the old "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen" speech, the sage words of life advice presented by somebody assumed to be Kurt Vonnegut at a college commencement.

It's not Vonnegut. The essay upon which the recording, done by film director Baz Luhrmann, is based was written by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich back in 1997. The Vonnegut connection is urban myth.

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