The Last Lecture

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The winner of the poll for January is Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture. I can't tell you how excited I am to read this and discuss it with all of you in the book club.
Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon. He passed away on July 25th of 2008 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was an amazing and inspirational person. Pausch wrote The Last Lecture, a book about achieving your dreams, specifically for the three children that he left behind. It expands on the things that he spoke about in his ''Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams' lecture at Carnegie Mellon. You can find the hour long lecture on YouTube. If you haven't seen the interview that he did with Diane Sawyer, I suggest that you watch it, also. You can watch it in five parts on YouTube. The first part is here.

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Megan said...

Oh I am really excited. We actually have this book and I've started to read it. I saw his many appearances on Oprah and was so touched by his lecture. Maybe I will actually get the book finished this time! I'll bring it with me to the hospital (I'm having a baby any day!)