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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."

--Randy Pausch

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.

Review:

"Made famous by his 'Last Lecture' at Carnegie Mellon and the quick Internet proliferation of the video of the event, Pausch decided that maybe he just wasn't done lecturing. Despite being several months into the last stage of pancreatic cancer, he managed to put together this book. The crux of it is lessons and morals for his young and infant children to learn once he is gone. Despite his sometimes-contradictory life rules, it proves entertaining and at times inspirational. Surprisingly, the audiobook doesn't include the reading of Pausch's actual 'Last Lecture,' which he gave on September 18, 2007, a month after being diagnosed. Erik Singer provides an excellent inflective voice that hints at the reveries of past experiences with family and children while wielding hope and regret for family he will leave behind. The first CD is enhanced with photos. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Based on the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, this moving audiobook inspires listeners to live each day with purpose and joy. 4 CDs.

About the Author

Randy Pausch is a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401391447
Author:
Pausch, Randy
Publisher:
HarperAudio
With:
Zaslow, Jeffrey
Read by:
Singer, Erik
Read:
Singer, Erik
Read:
Tbd
Author:
Singer, Erik
Author:
by Randy Pausch
Author:
P.
Author:
ausch, Randy
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Cancer -- Patients -- United States.
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.20x5.31x.81 in. .30 lbs.
Media Run Time:
270
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Made famous by his 'Last Lecture' at Carnegie Mellon and the quick Internet proliferation of the video of the event, Pausch decided that maybe he just wasn't done lecturing. Despite being several months into the last stage of pancreatic cancer, he managed to put together this book. The crux of it is lessons and morals for his young and infant children to learn once he is gone. Despite his sometimes-contradictory life rules, it proves entertaining and at times inspirational. Surprisingly, the audiobook doesn't include the reading of Pausch's actual 'Last Lecture,' which he gave on September 18, 2007, a month after being diagnosed. Erik Singer provides an excellent inflective voice that hints at the reveries of past experiences with family and children while wielding hope and regret for family he will leave behind. The first CD is enhanced with photos. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Based on the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, this moving audiobook inspires listeners to live each day with purpose and joy. 4 CDs.
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