The Last Lecture

Mon 08 October 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture" may not be as evocative and stylish as Paul Kalanithi's "When Breath Becomes Air" but is heart-breaking nevertheless. He was a professor at the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that later metastized into the liver. Randy delivered "The Last Lecture" not only as a way of helping students achieve their dreams but also communicating with his kids when they grow up. The lecture became a hit and was viewed by millions, prompting Randy to write a book offering more details that he couldn't accommodate in the lecture.