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Kelli G

Atlanta, GA
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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 3,866
  • 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

How to Live

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-08

Love, love, love this book! Dr. Pausch, in his dying, tries to teach us all how to live. His bravery in the face of pancreatic cancer is so inspiring, I forgot the deep sadness I feel about his impending death. Having lost my best friend to pancreatic cancer last year, I know this disease, which makes it so much easier for me to "get" the uniqueness of his spirit. I was blown away by his love for his family and truly touched by his love for life. The 4 1/2 hours it takes to listen flies and you find yourself wanting more. Don't miss this book, it's incredible. Quick note to Dr. Pausch - I don't believe in the "no win scenario" either, keeping you in my prayers :>) Thanks for sharing so much of yourself -

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