If you were going to die, and had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?
This question is the premise of an academic tradition called the “Last Lecture,” which allows professors to share their wisdom with their students. But for the late Professor Randy Pausch, it wasn’t a hypothetical scenario. Diagnosed with cancer, he only had months to live when he gave his Last Lecture this past September. It was the lecture of a lifetime. Titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” it encouraged people to dream big, to be strong in the face of adversity, to never lose the wonder and to help others achieve their own dreams. Wise, witty and incredibly moving, it became a global phenomenon: viewed online by millions, featured on numerous TV programs and linked to by legions of Websites.
In this volume, Pausch expanded on his lecture, elaborating on his message and sharing how he learned each of the lessons outlined in his talk. As he said, “It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.”
This is one of the most inspiring books we’ve read in a long while.
Hardcover Book : 224 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Bks/Imp of Buena Vista Books ( April 09, 2008 )
Item #: 12-561602
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 9.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Sorry but I think it is a poor read. I feel bad for the author and his family but could not even get past the third chapter
Reviewer: Gary F
This is just the kind of uplifting book we need in times like these. Focus on your family, think outside the box, get your priorities straight, and live with courage and conviction... We need more people like Randy in the world. His death last Spring was a terrible loss. I would encourage anyone to read this--the importance of this book far outweighs it's relatively small size.
this book makes u think about things in a new way. i loved it. and i recommend it.
Reviewer: Amber D
I had to read this book after hearing his leture. This Man has inspired me to look at life so differently. I am a cancer survivor and I understand what he was trying to do for his children. What a brave Man.
You can read this book and use his words in your own life. I read the book in one sitting.
I also purchased this book as Christmas Presents for dear friend and Family member.
A must read
Reviewer: Hilda K
I had seen the lecture on You-Tube and Oprah, and decided that I wanted to read this. I am not a big fan of "insight books", but, WOW!!! Every page has something to say about how to live our lives EVERYDAY!
Reviewer: Rebeca P