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The last lecture
The last lecture | Randy Pausch, 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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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this to my #TBR stack.

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Stephjotsdown
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I am at page 37 and I already folded 3 pages containing fantastic lines. This is going to be a superb read.

MoonWitch94 It‘s beautiful & heartbreaking 3mo
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Stephjotsdown
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20th book for 2019. Hoping for light bulbs to ignite as I travel with this piece.

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TheSpineView
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jb72 That lecture and book were actually pretty good. I was surprised. 3mo
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candority
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Hi everyone! I‘m sorry I‘ve been MIA for the last week, but I have exciting news! I just moved to a new city to start my Master of Library and Information Science degree! I had my orientation today and I think it will be a great program with a good bunch of people 🤗

I‘m obviously going to be busy with school for the foreseeable future, so I only brought a few books (and my Kobo) with me. I can‘t wait to start this next chapter of my life 👩‍🏫

SW-T Congrats! Hope all goes well. Sounds like exciting times ahead 😊 4mo
TheLibrarian Congrats and good luck!! 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 4mo
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AmyG Good luck! Wishing you much success. 4mo
mreads Congratulations! And I love the bookends😍 4mo
wordslinger42 Congratulations! Praying your studies go well! 💜 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Congratulations! Also those are wonderful bookends. 4mo
janeycanuck Congrats! Hope you enjoy your studies 🙂 4mo
Clwojick Congratulations! And I LOVEEEEE the whale bookends. 😍😍😍 4mo
Reggie Woohoo!!! Congrats & Good luck!!! 4mo
TheSpineView All the best! 4mo
Eyelit How exciting - congrats!! 🎉 4mo
Suet624 Congratulations! 4mo
ClairesReads Congrats! I love your book ends 😍 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats and best wishes! 4mo
minkyb Best of luck! 4mo
Crazeedi Congrats! I would get my masters in that if I were a bit younger, good luck, enjoy every minute of the hard work ahead!! 4mo
candority @Crazeedi Thank you so much! You‘re never too old to pursue a dream! There are lots of older people in the program! 4mo
sudi Congratulations and good luck 😊 4mo
Kalalalatja Best of luck to you! 4mo
candority Thank you @sudi and @Kalalalatja 😊💕 4mo
MrBook Ah haaaah, my patience in scrolling paid off 😆! Love your endeavor! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You‘re going to make this world an even better place than you‘ve already made it. 😎🙌🏻 4mo
candority @MrBook Ahaha I was just going to reply to your other comment, then I read this one! Thank you, that‘s so sweet 😊😭 4mo
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bewareofwords
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Day 1 for the #maymakeup challenge. I was not expecting to start out this strong, but I‘ll take any head-start I can get!
I finished The Last Lecture. It was short but thought-provoking, and it had an enormous energy and drive to it that I admired. I also decided to try the #bookishbingo this month, so I‘ll be using this book for Character in Therapy (it‘s probably a stretch, but I‘m counting chemotherapy).
Other two books shown are in progress!

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ShannonColleen
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Some days you just have to take a nice hot bath and read 🙌 #Selfcare #bookandbath

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ShannonColleen
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Hey, Litsy! It has been a hot second... My life these days consists of continual reading for class. Currently working on this gem!

rretzler I‘ve heard about it but never read it. I would think it would be terribly sad. 5mo
Tanisha_A @rretzler It is! :( But so well penned. 4mo
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seydoggy
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This is my second read through and I am going to recommend despite having read this with a more critical eye than I had 10 years ago. Now at 45 and clearly aware of the theme of mortality that starts to creep in to life — If I was truly leaving something for me kids at 6, 3, and 18 months, I'd have written a series of children's books, not a self help manual they wouldn't possibly read before their mid to late teens.

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Edecmcl
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Sad but good

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seydoggy
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I first read The Last Lecture over 10 years ago and while I enjoyed it, I didn't really connect with the author. Now at 45 years old, reading it again, I am getting so much more out of it.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Glad you enjoy it the second time! 😊 Love your bookmark!! 😍😍 5mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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The other day I quoted this very quote while talking about the power of faith and grace; especially in the face of loss and suffering. I just needed to share this powerful quote. #books #randypausch

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Senteisu
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Experience is what you get when you didn‘t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJan19 Day 10: Direct your #energy towards happier things. No whining. Friday is just around the corner.

Cinfhen Loved this book!! 7mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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I do not have enough words to show how much I appreciated this book. Randy Pausch must have been a stand up guy...And the life lessons he left behind for his kids are life lessons a lot of us could embrace. I laughed some but mostly cried my way through this book. We are early in the year, but I am certain this will be my book of the year.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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Day 9: Favorite Book to give as a Gift.
I haven‘t given copies of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch away a few times. It was written by a man who without really knowing it had lived out every dream he ever had in life. The book is a testament to living your best life...sadly he died a year or so after the book was published. I carry this book in my heart ♥️. #professionalbookworm #reader

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throwmeabook
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Congratulations @Moray_Reads on your milestone and thank you for this #bookschangelivesgiveaway !

Ten years ago my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Although his prognosis was good, our lives were turned upside down. Randy Pausch‘s unwavering positivity, love of life and family helped me get through those months. My mantra everyday is be present in every moment and cherish the gift of life.

Moray_Reads I'm sorry you and your husband had to go through that but I firmly believe that books (and loved ones) can help us through the most difficult times. Thank you for sharing your story ❤️ 10mo
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Suchethaaahh
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This humorous anecdote by a man in his death bed, leaving behind a lovely wife and three kids!

#TheLastLecture
#RandyPaush
#xoxoAllTheWayFromIndia

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Suchethaaahh
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"If you dispense your own wisdom, others often dismiss it; if you offer wisdom from a third party, it seems less arrogant and more acceptable"

RaimeyGallant So true! 11mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
Suchethaaahh @RaimeyGallant Thank you Raimey, you have few great books in your list! 11mo
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RaimeyGallant Thanks! 11mo
Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy! Hope you have as much fun here as I do! 11mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here. 11mo
Suchethaaahh @Ericalambbrown Thank you Eric! I am enjoying every bit of it! 11mo
Suchethaaahh @DebinHawaii Thank you Deb, Enjoying it! Sending Love to Max, he is a cutie! Cat + Book lover here 🙌 11mo
tpixie Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️📚❤️ This is a great place for Book Lovers! 11mo
Suchethaaahh @tpixie Thank you Teri, I see that already, So many amazing people and so many many books! 11mo
tpixie Lol yes!! 11mo
BooknerdsLife @Suchethaaahh Welcome to Litsy🤗 💕 hope you enjoy this little community 🙌 9mo
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 9mo
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sb3626
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I just finished this book for my book club at work and wow. Randy Pausch was an incredible man, he had an outlook on life that is inspiring and gives me hope that no matter the stage in life things will be okay and that it is important to always ask for dreams are possible.

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crodriguez
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Its ok

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Krisjericho
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Well-intentioned. That is the best way to describe this. Pausch comes off as a guy it would have been hard to spend much time around. He was dealt a shitty hand & he handled it with optimism & practicality. He also had an huge amount of privilege that allowed him to be optimistic & practical. He seemed oblivious to other people‘s challenges. I didn‘t hate it, & I am of course saddened that he died so young, but I didn‘t find this earth-shattering.

tournevis What a relief! I thought I was the only one! 1y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Reposting this pretty pic from when I was reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch for today's #MarchInBooks #(auto)biography
I haven't read many biographies tbh but those I've read have been very insightful: Ellie Wiesel, Malala, Frederick Douglass...

@maich

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Rajiv2
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One must have dream and dare to live it. That's the purpose of life, nothing more.

Kaye Welcome, and thank you for the follow. 🙂 2y
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Rajiv2
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The last lecture, a book about childhood dream and the way to realise it. What a book and what a life, earthly yet inspiring. The author talks about his last few months and how he decided to spend it. He focused on life than death. RIP Randy. You were one of a kind.

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Borrowing from a coworker. I will be moving desks soon. In the meantime, while waiting for my new cube walls, may I please just sit and read? Please?

Reecaspieces Well sure you can!! 2y
BkClubCare @Reecaspieces - aw, THANKS 2y
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jdtchicago
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There's a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It's not something you can give; it's something they have to build.

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jdtchicago
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When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody's bothering to tell you anymore, that's a bad place to be. You may not want to hear it, but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you, and want to make you better.

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jdtchicago
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And even though I did not reach the NFL, I sometimes think I got more from persuing that dream, and not accomplishing it, then I did from many of the ones I did accomplish.

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jdtchicago
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Anybody out there who is a parent, if your kids want to paint their bedrooms, as a favor to me, let them do it. It'll be OK.

mariaku21 I'm glad my parents let me do this. And what a rainbow of colors did I ever pick growing up! 2y
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jdtchicago
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What is the most appropriate thing to say to a friend who was about to die. He answered:”tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Whenever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.”

readordierachel That's lovely. 2y
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jdtchicago
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Want to have a short phone call with someone? Call them at 11:55 a.m., right before lunch. They'll talk fast. You may think you are interesting, but you are not more interesting than lunch.

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jdtchicago
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I know you're smart. But everyone here is smart. Smart isn't enough. The kind of people I want on my research team are those who will help everyone feel happy to be here.

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jdtchicago
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All my adult life I've felt drawn to ask long-married couples how they were able to stay together. All of them said the same thing: "We worked hard at it.”

CarolynM A long time ago I asked this of someone who had been married many years. Her response was "I just love him". As a veteran of 31 years of marriage I would now say that while there is more to it, this is a fundamental. 2y
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jdtchicago
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There's a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It's not something you can give; it's something they have to build. Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. 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.

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jdtchicago
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Too many people go through life complaining about their problems. I've always believed that if you took one tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out.

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jdtchicago
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Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

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jdtchicago
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The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.

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jdtchicago
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We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

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jdtchicago
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The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don‘t want it badly enough. They‘re there to stop the other people.

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tiarabooks
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This book is so inspirational. I gave it 5 stars in goodreads, and it deserve a place on my favourite shelf!

Written by Randy Pausch, a Professor who diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was based on his talk The Last Lecture in Carnegie Mellon University.

This book inspire me to appreciate life and keep being positive 💕

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SusanLee
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A straightforward lecture on achieving our childhood dreams! Inspiring us to live life to the fullest and be optimistic! Sharing some of his journey, even though he has pancreatic cancer, he‘s still positive about life!

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tiarabooks
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He also warn me that even if I was in a position of strength, whether at work or in a relationship, I had to play fair. “Just because you‘re in the driver‘s seat,” he‘d say, “doesn‘t mean you have to run people over.”

AmyG Exactly. More people need to practice that. 2y
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jdtchicago
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Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.

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jdtchicago
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When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it‘s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.

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Megara
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Listened to this while I was working today. I'd give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

I have to say, though, that the music in the audiobook is pretty cheesy. 😂

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ephemeralwaltz
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I am hiding the tears in my eyes - yup, I cried. Although this felt like too much of a self-help book at times, it is very well worth a read - to reflect on how each and every one of us can learn from other's experiences and strive to lead a more positive life. He left a beautiful legacy for his children - 4⭐

Kristy_K Loved this book. The video of his actual last lecture is amazing as well. 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Kristy_K I'll be watching it 2y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Saturyay! Having a day in, browsing other #LitsyPartyofOne posts, and finishing Pausch's memoir.

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ephemeralwaltz
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Mini #bookhaul from the used bookstore 😍
I went in very determined NOT to buy anything... As always.
Already started Randy Pausch. It's the kind of read I need right now.

Hollie Get the tissues ready! 2y
ephemeralwaltz @Hollie thanks for the tip! :P 2y
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Cspen113
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I think everyone read this book a few years ago. I completely forgot about it, then happened upon it on Thriftbooks. I'm always so late. Starting tonight! #betterlatethannever

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