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The Last Lecture (Hardcover)
Jeff Zaslow wrote the Wall Street Journal column that fueled the initial interest in Randy Pausch's lecture. He is also the co-author of Captain Chesley Sullenberger's The Highest Duty and the author of The Girls from Ames, both bestsellers.
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.
|Genre||SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational|
|Publisher Date||2008-04-10 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.65 lb|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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This book really puts life so much into better perspective.Read More
Great book, story of facing pancreatic cancer, after such a wonderful life. He truly gives guide lines for facing the most horrendous difficulties one can face in life.Read More
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Ordered the book as a gift--had already read it. Delivery was later than stated.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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. HaroldPRead More
"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".Read More
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.Read More
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