A Resounding “Lecture”

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The Last Lecture
By Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

  • Publisher: Hyperion (April 10, 2008)
  • Hardcover: $21.95
  • ISBN-10: 1401323251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401323257
  • Unabridged CD: $21.95
  • Publisher: Harper Audio
  • ISBN-10: 1401323251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401323257

In September of last year, Jeffrey Zaslow wrote a moving column in the Wall Street Journal about dying professor Randy Pausch’s last lecture — so moving that Oprah had Pausch reprise the lecture on her show in October, millions of people watched the video on the Web, and Hyperion paid a substantial advance for a book based on the story (we probably don’t need to remind you that Hyperion published the blockbuster Tuesdays with Morrie).

And then Zaslow and Pausch began a race against time to finish the book. Hyperion has just announced that the book will be published on April 10th. Happily, Pausch may live to see the publication.

By the way, in March last year, Zaslow wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal called “Of the Places You’ll Go, Is the Library Still One of Them?” In it, he talked about the library in his suburban Detroit community and his hope that his “girls would see the library as an oasis where they’d learn to understand themselves and the world.”

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