Posted by: istop4books | March 8, 2009

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished this insightful, poignant book. I stayed up way too late last night to finish it and then just had to go online to read more about the author. This is the university professor who, after receiving the news that he would lose his battle with pancreatic cancer within months, went on to give one last lecture to a packed audience. I remember seeing clips on TV and being impressed, the book blew me away.

In the book, Randy tells his life story, heavily sprinkled with bits of wisdom gained from his parents, his childhood dreams and aspirations, his love of Jai, his wife, and his three kidsm his tricks of the trade for teaching the students he clearly cared for and his “head fakes.” The book is mainly written with his 3 children in mind, to leave a legacy of their father’s values to them.

I won’t be passing this on quite yet, as I think I am going to hold on to it for a while, reread it and this time take some notes. It’s the kind of book that will resonate with you long after you’ve finished it and will make you think about what is really important about the finite amount of time we have on earth and what we do with it.

Thanks so much shemchin, once again, for the wonderful RABCK!

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