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The Last Lecture Summary
Randy Pausch

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The Last Lecture Summary

Plot Summary

In The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow, Randy looked like an average, healthy man, but looks can be deceiving. He had ten tumors on his liver, and he only had a short time to live. Carnegie Mellon, the university where he worked, offered a lecture series for students wherein educators shared advice based on lessons learned from their lives. Randy had his chance to share before he died.

When he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Randy was very optimistic. He had high hopes that he could beat the disease with radical treatment. Unfortunately, the most extensive surgeries and treatments weren't enough.

When Randy was asked to do the lecture, he looked forward to the chance to share what he had learned in life. His wife, Jai, was not as enthusiastic. She knew that he would pour a lot of time and energy into the...

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