Cover of: The last lecture | Randy Pausch

About the Book

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.

About the Edition

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The last lecture
Really achieving your childhood dreams
Adventures ... and lessons learned
Enabling the dreams of others
It's about how to live your life
Final remarks
Acknowledgments.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
004.092, B
Library of Congress
QA76.2.P38 A3 2008b

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 206 p. :
Number of pages
206

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24964335M
Internet Archive
lastlecture00paus
ISBN 10
1401323251, 1401309658
ISBN 13
9781401323257, 9781401309657
LC Control Number
2009285139
OCLC/WorldCat
183266069
Goodreads
2318271
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