A captivating true story written to inspire a dying man's children when they get old enough to understand. Randy has so many nuggets of common sense and gems of inspiration imbedded in this book, it is hard to find adequate words to give it enough praise.
This is an amazing book that is only partly about how a major illness changes life. A beautiful series of meaningful essays; it will make you think about your priorities.
What I liked after listening to the 1.40 hour Last Lecture on You Tube; is that you received a lot of back-story to all the reasons why certain stories were told and others omitted. Only those who have faced the certainty of immanent death can truly comment on why Randy faced death with such joie de vive. Rest in peace, Randy. PS I am glad that you saw the light and got a Macintosh computer, too.
The back story is the author is dying of cancer. While your first instinct is this book is about joining him on his death march, that's a headfake, this is about joining him in his quest for life. Have specific dreams. Be ernest.
There is a lot of wisdom in this book. Great listen.