FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Last Lecture has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

The Last Lecture Paperback – 24 Jun 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews

See all 30 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£8.99
£2.79 £0.88
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
£8.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions


Frequently bought together

  • The Last Lecture
  • +
  • Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson
Total price: £15.28
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Two Roads (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340978503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340978504
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

Inspiring (Guardian)

Book Description

A New York Times bestseller with over 8 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.'

See all Product description


Related media

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was an easy and enjoyable read about how Randy dealt with his life since his terminal diagnosis. I would say this book is more of a story of lessons directly identifiable with his life experience rather than a book for those in search of pragmatic, extraordinary life lessons. Randy's personality is shone through his writing which can come off as a little condescending like many reviewers have commented, but this is a fact that he is well aware as mentioned various times throughout the book. This was the first book I finished reading in a day, not just because it's a relatively short read but that he tells a good story. I wish his wife and kids all the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Quite enjoyable and thought provoking
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Sorry to be critical of Randy when he has terminal cancer but I didn't learn anything from this book and I found him to be rather self congratulatory. One of his premises is that you can do anything if you try hard enough but this is simplistic. He has the grace to realise that he had a privileged upbringing and is very grateful for it but he has very little insight into how a deprived childhood might limit life chances. Very disappointing.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
"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.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a book that inspires you to the core , written by a person who has been given only 3 to 6 months to live. Battling with terminal pancreatic cancer, Randy Pausch sees even the positive side of it, which gave him time to say good bye to the family and friends, and tie the loose ends compared to a sudden death from say, a heart attack. He gives a vivid account of pursuit of his childhood dreams , how he realised them and the story of his rise to fame. As a former professor in computer science, he provides some profound advice to youngsters applying to universities or seeking jobs. Randy has left a precious legacy not only to his kids as he intended but to the whole of our next generation. It's a book that will touch your heart.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse