Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the Hand - Randy Pausch

There are books written that are timeless. You know that you will remember it always. "The Last Lecture" was that book for me.

Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give a lecture with other professor's about what they would want their legacy to be. Randy Pausch did not have to imagine his last lecture. He had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Randy was not going to talk about dying but LIVING. The title of his lecture was "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams". It was about overcoming obstacles, enabling the dreams of others, and seizing every moment in life.

This book will make you think about your dreams as a child and have you make your dreams come true. That it is never too late. Randy talks about being a Tigger or an Eeyore in life.

This is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Randy Pausch lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008

Written by Vicki Morton.