The Last Lecture

by Randy Pausch

{ 2008 | Hyperion | 224 pgs }

I hate to say this, but I wasn’t wowed by Pausch’s famous lecture and the book based on it. Call me hard-hearted, but it just didn’t feel nearly as moving as I expected.

(Seriously, this is coming from me; don’t you wonder if there’s something wrong with me now?)

In the tradition of professors giving their final classroom lectures before retiring, Pausch contemplates the most important things in his life as he faces fatal pancreatic cancer. Of course, all the basics were there – family, following your dreams, being true to yourself – but it wasn’t profound.

Yes, you may call me a horrible person.

(If you want a moving book, try Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Album instead.)

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