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The Last Lecture Audiobook

The Last Lecture

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Publisher's Summary

Professor Randy Pausch's moving and inspirational book based on his extraordinary Last Lecture. 'We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.'

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: 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 wasnt 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 humour, 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2008 Randy Pausch; (P)2008 Hodder Headline Audiobooks

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  • Allan
    TennysonAustralia
    17/10/08
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    "The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch"

    Interesting, funny and moving. An instructional biography on his life; appropriately with the strength of his presentation and story waning towards the end.

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  • Paul
    Inverkeithing, United Kingdom
    24/12/12
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    "Fantastic"

    Touching, moving and full of great advice on life.



    It's been four years since I listened to this and it still touches my heart.



    Even such a simple story as when his niece and nephew were worried about making a mess in his new car. He demonstrated that it wasn't a big deal by pouring a can of soda on the seat.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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