Last Lecture

Last Lecture

Audiobook CD - 2008
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A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." While they speak, audiences can't help but mull the question: 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 overcoming obstacles, enabling the dreams of others, and seizing every moment. It was about living.

Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and created an audio book that will be shared for generations to come.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Audiobooks, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781401391447
Branch Call Number: CDBK616.994 P287L
Characteristics: 4 compact discs : 4 hours, 30 mins
Additional Contributors: Zaslow, Jeffrey

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AL_ANNA May 19, 2017

A worthwhile listen about interesting things Pausch has done. Reminiscent of Richard Dawkins' self-aggrandizing second biography "Brief Candle in the Dark". Obviously, it says right in the title it's a "lecture".

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1aa
May 28, 2016

A touching series of lessons and memories by a man soon to die.

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OmahaReader
Oct 30, 2015

The content of this book (reviewed on audio) is inspirational. Agreed (from former comments) is the author's egotism, but hey, the man was dying. Let him have his day in the spotlight.

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tab_moss
Sep 30, 2012

I haven't seen the lecture yet, but I had to stop listening to the book. Pausch's egotism became irritating, and the whole book ended up being about how great he lived his life. Although I highly respected his accomplishments the lack of humility ended up being difficult to bear.

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7Blakes
Aug 20, 2012

I got this in audio version for a road trip. It is not actually his last lecture, contrary to the title. It is however, his story on what lead to him doing the lecture, his family, and comments about topics in his lecture with the background also. Despite this, it was still very good and quite worthwhile. It was a little over 4 hours on audio, so it killed some time during our long drive. It made my husband and I warm up and appreciate each other more, something needed after being in the car for two consecutive days, at 12 hours a day!

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khuang
Jan 16, 2010

I started listening to this, but, due to time constraints, I then chose to read the book instead. I'm sure this is still great, based on the same content.

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