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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow [SPOTS|TORN]

RM 15.90

Format: Hardcover

Condition: Unread; spots and jacket cover torn - not for fussy

Genre: Memoir


Literary Awards: Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2009)


The book developed as a result of a speech given by Randy Pausch, a professor at the Carnegie Mellon University. In an annual event known as the 'Last Lecture', the university invites one of its faculty members to deliver a speech to the lecture. The speech is to be based on the hypothetical premise that they are dying and this is their final lecture to the students.In September 2007, the faculty member invited to give the speech was Randy Pausch. However, for Randy Pausch, the situation was not hypothetical. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given just a few months to live. Beaming his CT scans around the auditorium, Randy Pausch delivered a lecture 'Achieving your Childhood Dreams', which was so inspirational and upbeat that it became an Internet sensation. It was downloaded by millions of viewers.Given its impact, Randy Pausch collaborated with fellow alumni member Jeffrey Zaslow to write The Last Lecture. The book, like his lecture, focused on living - and living as though every minute in life is your last one. The stories detailed in it help us to see how dealing with life's obstacles with humor, creativity and intelligence can help you not just achieve your dreams, but also to enable others' dreams. In his book, Randy Pausch says we must seize every moment, because "Time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think."