The Last Lecture (CD-Audio)

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ITEM#: 11121321

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
--Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

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ISBN 9781401391447
Genre SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2008-04-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Hyperion Audio
Copyright Year 2008
Height 5.75 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.3 lb
Language English
Volume Number 4
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Pausch, Randy
Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
Country of Origin United States

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  • Inspirational to Everyone, Especially Teachers
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    Great accompanyment to the book. I heard the lecture on-line, then read the book, and followed up with the audio version.

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  • A "bucket list" kind of book!
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    This book really puts life so much into much better perspective.

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  • the last lecture
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    A reminder if not an awakening to what really matters in life, the really important stuff. Inspirational in many ways. Will be in several of my Christmas gifts this year. The format of this audio cd was not done in the way that I expected. If I could change one thing I think that I would of liked to had the voice reading the story be Randy Pausch instead of a hired speaker. Great book, Great price.

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  • Last Lecture CD Book Review
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    Purchased the book for my daughter, I bought the CD version for myself because I drive a lot. I had to wipe tears a lot. My daughter says this is one of the most beautiful life stories she has read. I have to agree. It make you realize what is most precious in life.

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  • The Last Lecture
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. It was educational, funny, heartwarming and, at times, moved me to tears. This isn't a book about dying, it's a book about living life to the fullest and finding joy in the simple things. I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • A lesson for living.
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    This book is more than a word from the wise. A man who has all in life that any human being could ask for is told he has mere months to live. A renowned college professor, rather than waiting to die he chooses to not only LIVE his life, but to share his insights with all of us. A true revelation of not-so-common sense!

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