My Last Lecture

Author: Charles W. Dunn

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873985642

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The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401395511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a professor shares the lessons he's learned—about living in the present, building a legacy, and taking full advantage of the time you have—in this life-changing classic. "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 over 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.

Summary of Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture What would you say if you could give one last talk before dying? What would you want to share with the world? In The Last Lecture (2008), Randy Pausch goes over his life and the key moments that left a mark on him. His last lecture, given at Carnegie Mellon University, was attended by around 400 people and has touched millions of others online. In the book version, which was co-written with Jeffrey Zaslow, he reflects on his childhood, his wife, his kids, his career as a professor, and his cancer. He reveals how being terminally ill impacted his perception and his approach to people and life, and offers some lessons he learned along the way.

Quicklet on Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow's The Last Lecture

Author: Christina St-Jean

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614649863

Category: Study Aids

Page: 25

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ABOUT THE BOOK I’d stumbled upon Randy Pausch, a youngish professor from Carnegie Mellon University, quite by accident in 2011. I’d been looking for a good PowerPoint presentation about time management, and the one he gave was deemed to be really interesting, according to the Google searches I’d done. As I read the mini-bio attached to the file, it occurred to me that I’d heard the name before, so I did some further searching and realized he had written “The Last Lecture”, which I’d heard so much about a few years ago. I immediately headed out and picked up a copy. As I read, I was stunned by the powerful simplicity of his writing. I had already watched “The Last Lecture” on YouTube, as millions had during the time in which the presentation had gone viral, but I was surprised at the profound effect the book had on me. This was a man who, by all accounts, had everything going for him: a great job that he loved, three very young children and a beautiful wife whom he adored. MEET THE AUTHOR Christina St-Jean an Ontario English teacher with a great passion for American literature in particular and the written word in general. Her two daughters, aged 3 and 7, also seem to have a love of books, as her 7 year old just started reading Tom Sawyer herself. Christina follows global events as closely as she can but also enjoys entertainment news. Currently, she is working towards a black belt in karate. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK If anything, The Last Lecture showed to the world just how pervasive media attention is today; after the lecture itself became a YouTube sensation, Pausch made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer, in addition to appearing on Time’s Top 100 list of the world’s most influential people for 2008. He drew the attention of Katie Couric, The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Zaslow, director J.J. Abrams, and none other than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. He testified before Congress to encourage more funding to be directed to pancreatic cancer research and received a letter from the original President Bush. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Summary of Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow's The Last Lecture

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669366782

Category: Self-Help

Page: 20

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but I was optimistic. I knew I could cancel the lecture, but I wanted to do it. I was energized by the idea of delivering a last lecture that was really a last lecture. #2 I had come to see the lecture as the last moment of my career, a way to say goodbye to my work family. I had always liked the final scene in The Natural, when the aging, bleeding ballplayer Roy Hobbs miraculously hits that towering home run. #3 I knew I didn’t want the lecture to focus on my cancer, as I’d already been over it and over it. I wanted to focus on living, and figure out what made me unique. #4 I had a sudden flash of insight in the waiting room of the hospital. I realized that my uniqueness came from the specific dreams that defined my 46 years of life. I had lived out these dreams because of things I had learned from extraordinary people.

The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844568326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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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: 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 humour, 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.

Chair of Tears

Author: Gerald Vizenor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240325

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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The best stories create traditions, and this novel by celebrated Native American writer Gerald Vizenor is a marvelous conjunction of trickster stories and literary ingenuity. Chair of Tears is funny, fierce, ironic, and deadly serious, a sendup of sacred poses, cultural pretensions, and familiar places from reservations to universities. The novel begins with generous stories about Captain Eighty, his young wife, the poker-playing genius named Quiver, and their children and grandchildren who live on a rustic houseboat. Captain Shammer, an extraordinary grandson reared on the houseboat and with no formal education, is appointed the chairman of a troubled Department of Native American Indian Studies at a prominent university. Shammer is a natural enterpriser and ironic showman in the tradition of trickster stories. He arrives at the first faculty meeting dressed in the uniform of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Native students celebrate his conversion of the department into an academic poker parlor and casino, and a panic radio station. The most sensational enterprise is the training of service mongrels to detect the absence of irony. An irresistible novel of original ideas, Chair of Tears gets to the heart of questions about identity politics, multiculturalism, pedantry, and timely virtues.