Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Honestly, not really sure how I feel about this book.  I liked some of the advice given on how to live a full life but felt the majority of it was rather redundant.   
I do believe that if you were a friend or family member of Mr. Pausch this book would be a treasure.  To learn everything possible about someone you loved is priceless and a reference that would be a treasure. 
Maybe this is something I will do for my children, write my story or a collection of stories from my life, not to publicize but so they can have a piece of my life story. 
SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
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. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: 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"—wasn't 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 humor, 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

RATING - 3 STARS  - I Liked It

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