Welcome back to the ABB Book Club. This months book of choice was Randy Pausch The Last Lecture. This is a book I think I have read easily half a dozen times and each time I just want to start at the beginning again and start over.
A lot of professionals talk about giving one last lecture or one last book and normally it is a book of wisdom or what they wishes they had done. For the reader or viewer it’s nice, but that’s it. It is more for the person giving the last lecture than us.
Randy Pausch, now, is unfortunately deceased. Pausch was suffering from terminal cancer and was asked to give his last lecture and this is it. With a bit of background and story too. The book shows his battle and how he coped, how he wrote his lecture and of course the lecture itself. Now this book isn’t about dying. It is about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment
This book is one that left me so devastated and sad yet so grateful for what I have. It is a real thought provoking book that I would suggest every single one of you read in your life time if you haven’t already. Id be interested to see how you all felt after reading it. Did it encourage you to do anything differently? How did it make you feel?
This book is filled with emotion on all different scales. I love it when you get so stuck into a book someone tries to talk to you and you don’t even hear them because you’re so engrossed. This book does that for me everything. From start to finish.
October’s book to purchase and read before the end of the month is going to be Lie with me by Sabine Durrant. You can buy it here.