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DetailsA New York Times bestseller, The Last Lecture is a series of lessons modeled after Pauschs legendary and spirited lecture given in Carnegie Mellon Hall. Interweaving personal stories and life lessons that abound in candid humor, The Last Lecture was a hit. On September 18, 2007, Randy Pausch gave a buoyant and optimistic lecture that was titled as The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams to a crowd of 400 people that included his students and colleagues. A month before he was due to give this lecture, he discovered that he had pancreatic cancer. Due to the overwhelming response that he received during this lecture, which included a standing ovation even before he started, he decided to turn the lecture into a book.The Last Lecture was designed exclusively for his children with whom he wanted to share his words of wisdom. Especially after the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, he wanted to discuss the fabric of life that is often taken for granted by those who have the luxury of living. He penned a number of stories from his childhood and adulthood that marked the choices he made and the subsequent lessons that they contained for character building. His experience with cancer is also discussed in succinct detail in a manner that inspires confidence. His remarks involve cheerful observations about his healthy countenance despite a debilitating condition that is terminal.Pausch even goes so far as to muse on the possibility that he enjoys the opportunity that cancer has afforded him since he can now prepare his family and himself for his death. The lecture celebrates the indomitable nature of the human spirit even under the duress of a terminal illness. Pausch delivers a positive message for all the readers in this book. The Last Lecture was published and automatically received commercial acclaim as it retained its position as a bestseller for over 112 weeks. It has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies in the United States alone and there had been speculation about adapting the book into a film. Pausch declined the offer to adapt it into a movie as the lecture existed as a popular video recording on the website, YouTube.ABOUT THE AUTHORS:RANDY PAUSCH is a professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University, he taught at the University of Virginia. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher, and has worked with Adobe, Google, Electronic Arts (EA), and Walt Disney Imagineering, and pioneered the Alice project. He was a co-founder of a professional graduate programme for interactive entertainment, named Entertainment Technology Centre.JEFFREY ZASLOW @ Jeffrey Lloyd Zaslow was an American author and journalist and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Zaslow was widely known as coauthor of best-selling books including The Last Lecture (2008) with Randy Pausch; Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (2009); as well as Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope (2011) with Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. He was the sole author of numerous books, including Tell Me All About It (1990), The Girls from Ames (2009), and The Magic Room (2012).
SKU Code PRK B 3970 Weight in Kg 0.0700 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780340977736 Author Name RANDY PAUSCH & JEFFREY ZASLOW Publisher Name HODDER HEADLINE LTD.