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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

There are books that grab your soul and their words and ideas stay with you for your lifetime.  Randy Pausch, a computer science professor, husband and father of three young children gave a “last lecture” at Carnegie Mellon in September of 2007.  At the time, he was dying from pancreatic cancer and knew that this really was the last lecture that he would ever present.  The overwhelming theme of the book is to enjoy life.   Entertaining, funny, but also profoundly touching, The Last Lecture is memorable.

This book is filled with life lessons and reminds us of what truly counts in life.  Woven throughout the book, is the fact that we can face any challenge in life as long as we react to it with optimism and determination.  Randy Pausch and co-author Jeffrey Zaslow remind us that we can live today with our legacies in mind for the future.  I believe that most people pause and contemplate their own legacy after reading (and re-reading) this inspirational book.

Review by Joyce Liporace



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