April 2, 2008

Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

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.

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their own deaths and to talk about what matters most to them. When Pausch gave his "The Last Lecture.” he really was near the end of his life, he’d been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This is not a sad or maudlin book, it is life affirming. The book takes his "The Last Lecture", and expounds and expands on it. If I could, I’d quote the entire book here, that’s how good it is. Here’s on of my favorite quotes from the book: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." This is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

This is unusual in a book review, but I’m an unusual book reviewer:

1 comment

  1. Thanks so much for this post. I might not have heard of this book without your review. It's so touching. Thanks


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