Year 3, Book 38

38. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
If you didn’t actually watch it yourself, you probably at least heard about this lecture. Apparently Carnegie Mellon has a tradition of inviting retiring professors to give a “last lecture”. Randy Pausch retired because he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. This book gives greater insight into stories Pausch tells during his lecture as well as additional stuff in his life about his past and his disease that he didn’t talk about during the lecture. It’s a really quick read, but if you’re going to read it I would highly suggest watching the lecture first. It’s well worth it. I give the book an 8 out of 10.

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