Made famous by his "Last Lecture" at Carnegie Mellon and the quick
Internet proliferation of the video of the event, Pausch decided that
maybe he just wasn't done lecturing. Despite being several months into
the last stage of pancreatic cancer, he managed to put together this
book. The crux of it is lessons and morals for his young and infant
children to learn once he is gone. Despite his sometimes-contradictory
life rules, it proves entertaining and at times inspirational.
Surprisingly, the audiobook doesn't include the reading of Pausch's
actual "Last Lecture," which he gave on September 18, 2007, a month
after being diagnosed. Erik Singer provides an excellent inflective
voice that hints at the reveries of past experiences with family and
children while wielding hope and regret for family he will leave
behind. The first CD is enhanced with photos.