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  • The Last Lecture

  • By: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

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").

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to Live

  • By Kelli G on 04-21-08

Indispensible Life Lessons... too little too late

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-08

If only I had experienced a professor with the depth, knowledge AND wisdom of the late Randy Pausch. Professor Paush's lessons are short, generally simple and too the point. He didn't spend too much time as he knew he didn't have time to waste. I feel for his wife, family and children who lost an incredible part of their lives.

Read it... listen to it... you will be better for it.

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