Pros: Inspiring, Life changing, Touches you, Easy to Read.
I just read this book not to long ago, and I have to say, it is the best book I have ever read. One of my friends recommended it to me, at first I was not to thrilled about it, but when you read the first couple chapters, I promise, you will be hooked.
The book is called The Last Lecture, and it's by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow. This is a true story. It is about this man (Randy Pausch), and he has pancreas cancer. He has ten tumors in his liver, and the doctor told him that he only had a couple of months to live. Right away the book catches your attention, and makes you want to know more about his story.
After he found out that he was only going to live a couple of more months, he was shocked, and him and his wife did not know what to do or were to go from there. So him, his wife, and his three kids, moved to Virginia in a big house. After the move, Randy wanted more to do before he leaves this earth. He wanted to give a last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a professor there, also he was into Imageneering, and he felt like he couldn't leave without giving them something to remember. Randy's wife, Jai, did not agree with his, but she was going to support him no matter what. So he started to prepare for the lecture, making a power point. And the day before his lecture, he had to leave to get ready. When He got there, he made a few minor adjustments, and then went out to do the lecture.
The lecture was about reaching your childhood dreams. First he stated the elephant in the room, which was that he was dieing, but also he was in the best shape of his life, and that he was happy. Then he started on the childhood dreams talk. He talked about all the dreams that he had, and accomplished, and other's that he didn't accomplish. He worked with Disney, and Disney World, he made the computer software "Alice", and he did many more great things in life that normal people could not accomplish. He talked about how teaching at the University helped him. There is a lot more that I am leaving out, but there is more in his speech. After his speech, then later on in the book. He starts talking about his experiences in life, and at the end, he say's that the lecture, and the book, was all for his children, Logan, Dylan, and Chloe.
This book, is very touching, and Randy tries to put the bad things in a good perspective. He is always pointing out the positives instead of the negatives. He is a role model for children and adults. Like I said, it is one of the best books I have ever read, I love it. Reading this book made me look at life differently. It taught me to not sweat the small things, and work hard to accomplish what I want done. It is very inspiring. It's amazing what somebody else's life can do to yours.