Randy was my son's instructor at ETC and I had a chance to meet him. He was a warm and caring individual. His last lecture that was given and where the book was taken from made me feel so guilty of my petty complaints. His book was so inspiring and a far cry from self-pity. If we just take a little of his instructions for life and incorporate it into our own life, we will be a better human being for it.
I received a copy of "The Last Lecture" as a Father's Day gift. My wife and I both liked it so much that we decided to buy copies for each of our five grandchildren and three of our children. The first report back was from our 15-year old granddaughter who read it through in one sitting! Her older sister said she hasn't read it yet because her mom grabbed it to read first as soon as she unwrapped it. It's been very well received by all of those in the family who have read it and we couldn't be happier.
Great book, inspiring! Makes one think about what is really important in life and the legacy one leaves. The author really was prepared to die soon when he gave the lecture and this made a heavy impact on him and a lasting impression on his audience, especially in that his lecture was positive and uplifting. HaroldP
"The Last Lecture" is a book filled with living-life-to-the-fullest advice from a college professor. While to some this might sound as interesting as reading a doctoral dissertation, you'd be surprised.The author, Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, writes so well that you'd probably let him teach you about computers too. Some things he talks about include: remember to laugh, seizing every moment, overcoming obstacles, appreciate the gifts you recieve, and enabling the dreams of others.Although the author died this year, his wisdom will no doubt be around awhile in this very enlightening book. Other books in this genre I liked include "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World".
I bought this book as a Christmas Present; my friend has not commented on it's content yet, however - it was a good price. I shopped a few bookstores before deciding to purchase from Overstock. I ordered it and received it within a few days. It was received in great condition.
Ordered the book as a gift--had already read it. Delivery was later than stated.
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Excellent Book easy read for all including children.
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I got this book as a gift from my sister and I loved it so much, I'm giving it away as gifts to my friends! I can only hope to follow even a small percentage of what the author teaches us. I don't care what anyone says, "THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT! NOBODY IS PERFECT! And that includes myself. If you're looking to be inspired, this is the book for you!
This man is an example of how we all should live. This world would be a much better place if we followed his lead. I wish we could have had more time with him but maybe his illness and subsequent "last lecture" would not have happened. Read the book!
This is such an inspirational book, I was however, saddened by the fact that the author was facing his fatal disease., but he showed such a positive outlook with a great practice to live each day in the moment. There is much philiosphy, experience and great wisdom the way he lived his life and this information is something everyone can use..... My thanks to Randy Pausch and all who contributed to writing this very worthwhile book.!