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The Last Lecture (2008)

by Randy Pausch

Other authors: Jeffrey Zaslow

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The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
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Do yourself a favor: watch the lecture on YouTube first. Then decide if you want to read this, because 90% of the book is contained in that recording. ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
This is an excellent book that everyone should read. The author encourages everyone to live life to the fullest and to achieve their childhood dreams. Loved it! ( )
  LuLibro | Jan 22, 2024 |
I didn't finish this because someone told me to just watch the actual last lecture on YouTube. So I did and now I don't really feel the need to keep reading the book. I like a lot of things Randy tries to impart to his audience, so I was surprised that I didn't cry. He looks so good in the video it's easy to forget he's sick.

P.S. Have you seen that Michael Keaton movie _My Life_? This will remind you of that. Only _My Life_ will make you cry like a baby. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
Nas universidades americanas é comum que se convidem grandes mestres para uma hipotética palestra final cujo tema é “que sabedoria você transmitiria ao mundo sabendo que esta é a sua última oportunidade?” Informado por seu médico que teria apenas 6 meses de vida por causa de um câncer, o professor Randy Pausch da Carnegie Mellon University, compareceu para apresentar sua palestra final, intitulada Concretizando realmente seus sonhos de criança. Cinqüenta dias depois, mais de 25 milhões de pessoas já conheciam o professor e seu trabalho e o haviam acolhido em seus corações.Um fenômeno editorial que mostra o sentido da luta pela vida. É o livro mais esperado do ano.
  EdilsonLopesSilva | Jan 3, 2024 |
This is the type of book that makes me glad I am a reader and makes me sad for anyone who wont find time to read it. If I could I would gift it to everyone in my life but most especially to the men in my life. For some reason I think this book hit the perfect chord for men to be able to relate and read a book full of subject matter they might otherwise brush off. Read it. ( )
  MsTera | Oct 10, 2023 |
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Zaslow, Jeffreysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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With thanks to my parents who allowed me to dream, and with hopes for the dreams my children will have.
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I have an engineering problem.
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...The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the "other" people. -p 73
Self esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.”
Not everything needs to be fixed.
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