“I'd seen Randy Pausch featured on TV after his Last Lecture tape because an internet must see. His spirit really grabbed me then and his book revealed a lot about where it came from. It's lovely to read about a man who came from a home with wonderful parents who put little stock in material things. Pauch, an eventual tech professor, learned early on about the importance of learning, dreaming big dreams, and helping others.
He admits to being blunt and arrogant at times, impatient to get his ideas out and results achieved. He doesn't paint himself in strokes other than as a dreams-driven man who achieved what he set out to achieve. In all things, he was a teacher.
He married later than most, adored his wife and kids, wrote about his before cancer challenges openly and his post-diagnosis in the same way. He offers lots of life lessons in the book,none of them first-timers. That was the good part since we all need to have certain life truths reaffirmed since, in spite of technological advances, the essence of being human doesn't change.
This is a lovely book, a quick read, and something for the whole family. Thanks to my friend, Pam Burzynski, for lending it to me.”