The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch audiobook

The Last Lecture

By Randy Pausch , with Jeffrey Zaslow
Read by Erik Singer

Hyperion, Hachette Book Group 9781401323257

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781401391447

  • ISBN: 9781549116605

Runtime: 4.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”—Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

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”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

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Author Bio: Randy Pausch

Author Bio: Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch (1960–2008) was a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1988 to 1997, he taught at the University of Virginia. He was an award-winning teacher and researcher, and worked with Adobe, Google, Electronic Arts (EA), and Walt Disney Imagineering, and pioneered the non-profit Alice project. His last lecture was extra-special, as it was conceived after he learned that his previously known pancreatic cancer was terminal. Randy lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 4.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English