Women's Book Club
The Hope Women’s Book Club has chosen books to read and meeting dates for the next few months. If you would like to join our Zoom meeting, please contact Jane Pavich at email@example.com with your email address to request an invitation to our online gathering. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Below is our schedule for the next few months. We hope you will join us!
TUESDAY, February 21st, 6:30 PM
The Last Lecture - by Randy Pausch
BOOK SYNOPSIS FROM PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE:
A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave, 'Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams', wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.