The Last Lecture (CompactDisc)

Author: Pausch, Randy

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by JJ Johnston on 6/18/2008

I was exposed to this at a quarterly meeting for my company a couple months ago. If this does not give you inspiration, nothing will. For anyone who hasn't listened to this, it will be the best money you spend this year...

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Compelling story but fell short

on 12/19/2008

The author is a great man with a great story to tell. I was waiting to learn some lessons about life that I could use, and there were few. Live for today, make your life worth something, leave something behind for others - those were a few of the lessons learned. Randy Pausch was a great man who left behind something for his family, and I applaud him for that. For some reason, I expected more, but the problem could have been my inflated expectations.

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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.


Publisher Hachette Audio
Mfg Part# 9781401391447
SKU 206858147
Format CD
ISBN10 1401391443
Release Date 4/8/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 5.75H x 5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Annotation In this inspiring and sometimes moving publishing phenomenon, computer science professor Randy Pausch offers a summation of his life and what he has learned. The book is derived from a presentation that Pausch made after he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Addressing his children, he spoke on the topic "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." When a tape of his talk was published on the YouTube website, it became a hit, as millions who viewed the clip found that his words struck a chord. Here he fleshes out and adds to his earlier work. What comes through is a gentle, sincere, and clear set of lessons on living and appreciating. (Randy Pausch passed away in July, 2008.)
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 2
Publisher HarperAudio
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