Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The Last Lecture
"The Last Lecture" was written by Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch. It's a memoir about his life and achieving your childhood dreams. At Carnegie Mellon, professors were asked to give "last lectures." If you were dying, what would be the last lecture you would want to give.
This "Last lecture" series was very apropos for Prof. Pausch, who had pancreatic cancer and lost his battle on July 25th, 2008. This book is a memoir, and a final love letter to his children.
I spent an hour one Saturday afternoon watching this video. My son popped in and out to listen every so often. Yes, it's long. But if you want to know what the book is about, this is pretty much it. Live your life to the fullest. Achieve your childhood dreams. Let the people you love KNOW you love them.