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The Last Lecture Hardcover – 17 Apr 2008

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Two Roads; First Edition First Printing edition (17 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340977000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340977002
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A New York Times bestseller with over 5 million copies sold, Professor Randy Pausch's moving and inspirational book is based on his extraordinary Last Lecture. 'We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.'

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Format: Hardcover
Honestly, one of the best books I've read. Randy Paush not only has something unique and important to say, but the way he has chosen to say it is amazing. I'd rank this book, inspirationally, with THE POWER OF NOW and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.

Here's the idea of the book: Non-fiction, it is the account of Pausch's "last lecture" which he gave at Carnegie Mellon. Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live so he decides to make some changes in his life--quit his job, be with his family. The title comes from the idea that at Carnegie Mellon, retiring professors are aked to give a "last lecture." So the title is ironic and a play on words in a sense.

While the lecture is for everyone, Pausch really did this for his kids, who were too young at the time to know what was going on. It is so inspirational and its basic premise is that we should get all we can out of life now. I also enjoyed LIFE BEYOND MEASURE: LETTERS TO MY GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER which is somewhat along the same lines as THE LAST LECTURE in that it was what Poitier wanted to leave behind to his great-grandaughter who is too young to really understand things right now.

If you're looking for an inspirational book, and one that will keep you up at night thinking about how to live your life, THE LAST LECTURE is the non-fiction pick for you.
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The Last Lecture has been top of the Amazon.com top 100 best sellers list for the last month. Quite rightly, as this is a must read book. Professor Randy Pausch, who is struggling with terminal cancer, writes inspiringly about the gift of life and making a difference. He wrote the book for his three very young children and luckily it has been published and so is available to us all. I recommend this book as the ultimate inspirational book - despite some of the chapters wrenching the heart strings.

My daughter of sixteen could not put the book down either and has recommended thoroughly to her friends too.
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"The Last Lecture" by Jeffrey Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow is book about the life of an extraordinary man.
A man who instead of grieving when he learned that he will die from the terminal disease after several months, through this book and the last lecture at his university summarizes his memories and life experiences in order to leave them as a legacy to his young children and his beloved wife, but also to the whole world .

"The Last Lecture" book together with the video you can find on YouTube and his website are containing his whole presentation together with his many wise observations about family, children, work, friends and life in general.

Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University who also worked as a virtual reality world consultant for Disney company. His university has a tradition to invite its professors to give a last lecture when they're leaving University as a symbolic chance to address to their students for the last time. Randy also took that chance but instead only speaking about his profession he spoke about lot of small events and memories that happened during his life that made him such a beloved person, that made him happy man although he know that will die (too) soon.

Starting from the things he said on the lecture start when he is calling his cancer elephant in the room, up to the end when he said that this complete lecture wasn't for the audience but for his wife and kids, his talking is full of hope and humor although he is literally living his last days.

And although his lecture and this book are about his life, the events that happened to him are happening to all of us in our lives.
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I love this book. I have a life threatening illness myself and was recommended The Last Lecture by a member of my support group. What a courageous man...but he would probably have been the last person to admit it. It left me with a feeling of hope and I am certain that is what Randy Pausch intended, but the sadness and helplessness felt by his wife is so well understood and conveyed by him.
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Format: Hardcover
"The Last Lecture" by Jeffrey Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow is book about the life of an extraordinary man.
A man who instead of grieving when he learned that he will die from the terminal disease after several months, through this book and the last lecture at his university summarizes his memories and life experiences in order to leave them as a legacy to his young children and his beloved wife, but also to the whole world .

"The Last Lecture" book together with the video you can find on YouTube and his website are containing his whole presentation together with his many wise observations about family, children, work, friends and life in general.

Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University who also worked as a virtual reality world consultant for Disney company. His university has a tradition to invite its professors to give a last lecture when they're leaving University as a symbolic chance to address to their students for the last time. Randy also took that chance but instead only speaking about his profession he spoke about lot of small events and memories that happened during his life that made him such a beloved person, that made him happy man although he know that will die (too) soon.

Starting from the things he said on the lecture start when he is calling his cancer elephant in the room, up to the end when he said that this complete lecture wasn't for the audience but for his wife and kids, his talking is full of hope and humor although he is literally living his last days.

And although his lecture and this book are about his life, the events that happened to him are happening to all of us in our lives.
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