How have you been influenced by reading the book or watching the lecture? What message would you like to share with others who’ve been touched by Randy and his story?
April 30th, 2009 at 12:16 pm
Jai and family, I just finished "The Last Lecture" and it was a very inspiring book. You and your children were blessed with having him in your lives, even if it was for such a short time. I know he is and will always be with you. You will all be together again someday. God Bless.
April 30th, 2009 at 3:50 am
I have finished reading. its great its brilliant its heart warming.i had tears while reading. After reading it i realized about the value of life and persons we love. Dr. Pausch had done a great job by writing this book. i am definitely going to pass it on to others. All my best wishes for Jay and the kids.
April 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
Randy had died on july,25th,2009.I will remember him.
April 29th, 2009 at 10:14 am
I am a student from China.Thank Randy told us about how to lead better life!I think he is hero.His lecture helps many people(give them power). In this world,need more love and more help!Hope randy's wife and children have good luck!
April 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
sir this book is an eyeopener for so many people who have lost their interests in living their childhood dreams u have done it by showing us the true meaning i have read the book and have passed it on to my dad after reading this book i've surely come to know that parents can reach enormous heights in life to show their children how much they love them.It is one of the best books i've ever read and have told my grandparents to read it too and may god bless you and your family............
April 28th, 2009 at 2:51 pm
Randy and the amazing book he wrote are truly a gift to those who had the honor of knowing him and for those of us who only had a glimpse into the person he was. His words deeply touched me. Thank you Jai, for sharing this beautiful human being with the rest of us.
April 28th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Hi Jai, yesterday I finised a book and few minuted ago the LAST LECTURE. I still have tiers in my eyes. I am lucky to have a beautyfull family, husband , 5 year old son and baby on the way. I have only one sentance crossing mind: I need to live my life as if it was my last day. We stress ourself with such a small things.. It easier to say then done. I know... I have a wunderfull husband and a father for my kids myself and am learning a lot from him everyday. I am sorry for your loss, but as everybody is telling you, He is with YOU GUYS. I believe in it! And he left your children a wunderfull gifr, THE LAST LECTURE! I wish you all the best.
April 28th, 2009 at 11:22 am
Hello. my name is Yim joung young, and I'm Korean. I read this book because my school recommend this book. after reading this book, I first tear because it gives me deep empressed. ms,jay, cheer up!!
April 28th, 2009 at 10:56 am
Hello Pausch Family I just finished reading the book. (28 April 09) I immediately went to the web site. The only words that come to my mind are how touched i am by Randy and the way he lived his life and his honesty!!! I have no good words - just wanted the kids to know their dad is still inspiring folks and what a precious gift he gave to us all.
April 28th, 2009 at 6:22 am
I'm a tenth grader at Anderson County High School. I just finished the book and I really enjoyed it! It was an inspiration to me on how to live my life. I have reccomended the book to several people and hope that others will be able to be blessed and inspired by reading this wonderful book. My thoughs and prayers are with the family always!
April 28th, 2009 at 5:01 am
I just recently finished Mr Randy "The Last Lecture". It is very meaningful and inspiring. He was just like anyone of us but with an exceptional level of courage and determination to pursuit his childhood dreams. He has left a legacy, his experiences as a learning lesson for many generations to come. Awesome! Another extra-ordinary person!
April 27th, 2009 at 11:04 am
Having just finished reading Randy's book, all I can say is "Wow"! What an amazing example of a truly extraordinary human being. It was clear that Randy considered himself an "average" guy with solid, everyday values, but in a world where those kind morals and values are becoming increasingly rare to find in most people, it was nice to be inspired by someone who believed that it was the simplest things in life that mattered the most. I, for one, was incredibly moved by The Last Lecture. Randy's message will stay with me forever!
April 26th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
I just finished reading the book and found it to be an eye opening dialogue. so many good stories, and so little time. I also watched the time management video and got some good pointers to be used the rest of my life. Randy was truly a man of practical thoughts.
April 26th, 2009 at 8:36 pm
Hi Jai, I just wanted to start by saying thankyou. Thankyou for allowing the world to share some of your husbands precious time he had remaining. I have never sat down and read a complete book, but this one I never wanted it to end. I just cant imagine how strong a person could be to want to find time to inspire the rest of the world and plan so carefully for you and your beautiful children knowing that you had a "time limit". I am so sorry for your loss and yet so grateful for the last lecture to help all of us see how truly precious time is. I have four children myself that I now too am going to make more time for. I hope when your children grow up they do know how great of a man there father was and I think that the halloween picture of your family as the incredibles couldn't be more appropriate. thankyou
April 26th, 2009 at 11:16 am
Hi Jai, I just finished reading the book and I must say your husband was awesome. He really has a way of explaining things. I am so sorry for your loss. I was diagnosed with Breast cancer last year and had the surgery, chemo and radiation, Thank God i am still here and feel better every day.. You were his caregiver, and i can tell you that meant more to him than anything in the world... Those kids are beautiful... You take care of yourself.. He is always with you.
April 26th, 2009 at 9:21 am
Hello. i am a 8th grader from Michigan, USA. I finished the book about a week ago and i am doing my project on it. i learned how to lead my life and achieve my dreams. Thank you Randy!
April 25th, 2009 at 3:15 pm
I just finish the book. I cry in a few moments. I'm from Poland.This was very good lesson about live...Your husband is amaizng person... Jai, hope that your family is strong! I belive that is it! My english is not good,i want tell more but i can't. Good bless with you! Big hug from Poland!!!
April 25th, 2009 at 6:36 am
Dear Pausch Family, My colleague shared the book in the school assembly and the students gave their total attention and a long, loud round of applause. Since then, other teachers in our school have been quoting lessons they learnt from the talk. I personally recited a line from the book to a student the very day, trying to get through to her and express how we care for her. Just now, I watched the video on-line and enjoyed it thoroughly: no tears, no sentimentalism, and no sympathy; just respect and moral and intellectual insppiration. And that, I think, is what Professor would prefer his legacy to be: to teach the young with the crystal of his life, and thus defy and triumph over death. And I too trust that God will use the 'experience' in my life for doing good. God bless!
April 24th, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I oh so much enjoyed reading the book. I learned from what Randy has said and sure will put it to some good use. You might say that I have somewhat of a different outlook on life. Once again, many thanks, Dale
April 24th, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Dear Jai ... and actually Pausch family. I'm Kate from Poland. My close friend gave me this book few days ago. I lost my dad few weeks ago, so I'm in similar mood ... He had cancer as well ... And he was also professor ... We are a bit older (I'm 23 and mt dad was 53), but I guess pain is the same ... I was tauched by Randy (not Randolph) ... And good thing is ... he left huge part of himself for you and kids... You have good memories and you have to live filled by them ... Take a good care of yourself, and if you need to talk, you are more than welcome!Kate Koch.
April 23rd, 2009 at 8:53 pm
I love this book. Randy has inspired me in so many ways. When I need a reminder to slow down and enjoy the moment, I picture Randy smiling in his convertible, taping his finger and bobbing his head to the music. LOVE IT! Thank-you Jai and kids for sharing the valuable time you had left together. Peace.
April 23rd, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Hi Jai, Dylan, Logan and Chloe. I'm from Brazil and I'm 23 years old. I'm thankful for the wisdom that your husband and father put in his Last Lecture. I'm history teacher and I'll read parts of the book to my students. Hope that all of you are proud of Randy, because I really am! Wish you the best! Rodrigo Felipe - Natal;BRAZIL
April 22nd, 2009 at 9:27 pm
What a beautiful story about life and love. Thank you to the entire Pausch family for sharing it with the rest of the world. Best wishes to your family and your beautiful children.
April 22nd, 2009 at 7:59 am
Hello Pausch family, Randy is sure a true family hero. I want to thank all of you who helped write this book. Every parent in this country and world should read this. Randy you will live in your wife and childrens' hearts and thoughts the rest of their lives. Thank you again. you are a hero.
April 21st, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I find it hard to sit down and read, it takes something special in the first glance to get my attention. I had the opportunity to come across the book, "The Last Lecture", from someone selling books at our work. It took me a couple of days to finish the book, I couldn't put it down once I started. It's hard to explain how this book affected me and made me realize how much I have not only to be grateful for but about life. This book has truly touched me deeply and has given me insight on how much life means and how deeply we can touch each others soul. This book has made me learn alot about me, and how important it is to let our family and people around know what they mean to us. 'THANK YOU' This book has made a great and very deep impression on my life.
April 21st, 2009 at 7:24 am
Hi Jai - I haven't read the book but the comments on your site give me the indication that you and yours are some of the treasures of the Earth - I got diagnosed with the same issue last week and am quite affronted that such a small, tiny thing is trying to kill me. I don't mind croaking but it's the sheer audacity of it that upsets me - Love from Adelaide Australia
April 21st, 2009 at 6:37 am
Thank you to those who created this website and to those who support its continued existence (technically and financially) to allow all of us to come to it for the first time and then again and again to experience the inspiration of the lecture, book, and the people that are part of it - including my fellow readers. Thank you for keeping the flame going! Love to you, Marie
April 20th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
My sister gave me the book as a gift and I was truly inspired by it. The life lessons are really valuable and it is something to pass down to all of our children. I am a special education high school teacher and I read the book to my students. I believe that they were inspired as much as I was and that they took with them advice that will guide them through their life experiences.
April 20th, 2009 at 10:31 am
We'll Im From Miami, Fl. But I Live In Burnsville, Minnesota. I Read The Last Lecture In School. I Liked it So Much I Just Had To Have it. I Think Randy had A Brillant Advice, I Believe He was Wise Beyond Years. Im Sure His Kids Will Grow To Be Great People And Achieve Their Childhood Dreams.
Oscar Jose Cobas Calero Narrarete Jr.
April 20th, 2009 at 10:30 am
I really like this book because it makes me think about life; in a deeper meaning. I have tried to live my life to the fullest but things like getting into a fight with someone always drags me down longer than it should but this book made me realize we all wont know when the end is going to come. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Randy’s book and last lecture made me know that this quote is not just a quote and some people do have the courage to live by it. Until his last months he never stopped learning and that gives me the courage to do the same. Randy touched many people. Thank you for helping him do that. I give the best of luck to you Jai; and the kids.
April 20th, 2009 at 10:29 am
I just got done reading the book with my class and i liked it alot.It was my first time reading it. I've seen at video twice.I just wanted to share my problems i've had with cancer in my family. My uncle died from cancer on his wedding day. I don't know what type of cancer he had though. Randy's video has helped me help my auntie get better and live her life. It was hard for her because some people close to her has cancer and died from it. She getting better now but i just want to thank Randy for doing his last lecture. ALECCIA
April 20th, 2009 at 10:23 am
the book was a eye opener to how i look at life. And that i shouldn't let small things get to me. also to have as much fun in my life as possible living it to the fullest. because i could die at any moment for any given time.
April 20th, 2009 at 10:22 am
I LOVED THIS BOOK IT WAS GREAT I HOPE THAT YOU ARE DOING OKAY AND R.I.P TO RANDY I LOVED THIS BOOK BECAUSE HE ISNT TRYING TO BRAG ABOUT ANYTHING HE IS SIMPLY TELLING HIS LIFE BEFORE ITS TO LATE I THINK THIS BOOK HAS A LOT OF MEANING AND I HOPE THAT WHEN YOU FEEL SAD THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES HE WROTE IN THE BOOK THAT YOU TO HAD IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU TO WERE REALLY HAPPY WITH ONE ANOTHER I HOPE THAT HIS SONS GROW UP TO BE LIKE HIM HE SEEMED LIKE HE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. THANKS TO RANDY I HAVE TO LEARNED THAT BRICK WALLS COME IN PLACE WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING AND YOU FIGHT FOR IT I AM GLAD THAT RANDY HAS SHARED HIS LIFE HE SAID THAT HE WANTED TO FIGHT TO LIVE AS LONG AS HE COULD THAT MAN WAS GREAT THAT MAN SAID A LOT OF MEANINGFUL QUOTES SAYING JUST A LOT I WISH YOU AND THE KIDS GOOD LUCK.
April 20th, 2009 at 10:20 am
while reading this story it changed me in a why that everthing i do i have to think about it first and i enjoy life alot more before i did not even care i was doing things that could hurt me and even kill me but this is a good life changing book for me (and thats just me)the messege for others would be be happy about life it really is enjoyable
April 20th, 2009 at 10:18 am
while reading this story it changed me in a why that everthing i do i have to think about it first and i enjoy life alot more before i did not even care i was doing things that could hurt me and even kill me but this is a good life changing book for me (and thats just me)
April 19th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
I was loaned this book and have made notes in my journal...using it as a study guide. I returned the book today but am purchasing a copy for me as well as others for friends. I became a widow at 29 when my husband passed away of cancer. May God bless you Jai....you are an amazing woman for God to place you in Randy's life when he did. What a beautiful story...I could type my comments for hours but to his surviving children - your father was at peace and has created so much thinking that we all should be doing.
April 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
I'm from Argentina, I just want to say THANK YOU.
April 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
I have completed "The Last Lecture" This man was more than super-human. He faced adversity with a positive attitude. This book should be required reading for college bound high school seniors. Randy Pausch's philosophy (Pauschisms) on life should be studied and lived by all! While reading this impressionable book, I felt that I personally knew Randy Pausch. The Last Lecture is riveting and should be revered as a life's lesso. My heart and prayers are with and will always be with his wife Jai and children Dylan, Logan and Chloe.
April 19th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
Thank you for writing this book. I just finished it and am choking back tears. It is inspiration to live life to its fullest, (cliche).
April 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
I just finished the book. It was so touching and thought provoking. It was a privilege to read about his life and the inspiration he gave to others through his dreams and wisdoms. I usually give my books to others to read when I've finished but I'm hanging on to this one. God bless-Rashana
April 19th, 2009 at 10:58 am
thanks for all the feelings i had with your minds, your dreams came true and your words. bye , Stefano
April 18th, 2009 at 7:59 am
This comment is really only for Jai, but like the rest of you it has to be shared. After listening to an interview I felt that I had to read the book. But, being president of the local procrastinators club it took be over 13 months to get it from our library. Once I started reading it could not be put down. I have bought three copies today to give to my children and grand children to read. I hope that their lives will be influenced by Randy's life,like mine has been. It will remain my bedside table book forever. I hope that you and your children are well and happy. I know that you must be proud of Randolph. Perth, Western Australia.
April 17th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
I love like book very much, it let me cry for many time. I have a daughter, she just 14 months.I promise, I will share this book with her on her 15th birthday. I wish Jai, Dylan, Logan & Chloe all the bless in all coming years.
April 17th, 2009 at 5:17 am
Merhaba, Kitabınızın ve mesajınızın nerelere ulaştığını anlatabilmek için Kendi dilimde Turkce olarak yazmak istedim. Unutmus oldugumuz bazı gercekleri hatırlamamıza yardımcı oldu samimi duyguların. Bir gercek bu kadar dogru bir sekilde anlatılabilrdi. Kaybetmeden degerini bilebilecegimiz hersey icin tesekkurler Randy. Topragın bol olsun Dear Randy, I have written my comments in my language(Turkish) to show you which part of the world has received your message. thank you for to remind me to find correct way before loose all. thank you again
April 16th, 2009 at 8:03 am
My brother lost his 4 year battle w/colon cancer over Christmas 2008. I bought the book while waiting for my flight to see him for the last time. As I sat by his bed Christmas Day through 12/27 I would read the book to him. His health had detoriated so quickly that he never regained consciousness in his last days. The book provided a chance for me to talk with my brother about the similarities and about our lives as well. I want to express my sincere appreciation for the book & how grateful I am for the precious days I had w/my brother due to it.
April 16th, 2009 at 3:12 am
Hi, I'm Bernie from Indonesia. Two weeks a go I've picked up this amazing book from a book store in Indonesia, It's inspiring and changing my view of live totally. Thanks Randy,Jai and children for sharing their story of live to me and my family through this amazing book and video. May the almighty God gives easy path for Jai on rising the children, and the children would become the person that Randy wishes to be. Bernie Mohammad, Indonesia
April 16th, 2009 at 1:44 am
I just finished the last lecture in Thai.It makes me realize of the value of living. Most people never think about what is the most important to their own lives until they are going to die. I almost forget my childhood dream when I have been working for 10 years. Everyday , I need to think about business , need to think about the number, ... I was driven by materialism ...and no time to review my childhood dream anymore.... I would find my spare time to go back to my childhood dream and make part of them come true!!!
April 15th, 2009 at 6:23 pm
My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. I had heard of Randy's book, but I didn't buy it until I just discovered that he passed away from pancreatic cancer. I read the book this afternoon. Thanks, Jai, for letting Randy be open and honest about everything during your last year together. It gave me a lot to think about, and I hope that my parents will read Randy's words also. It encouraged me to be a Tigger for my Dad, not an Eeyore. Jai, I pray that you and your children have support from family and friends in these months after Randy's passing and that you are celebrating the life of the loving husband and father that he was. Thanks for letting all of us get to know your husband.
April 15th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Amazing book. I can't tell you how many times I've gone back to his website (thelastlecture.com) to watch and hear him. I am astonished at his courage, wit, grace and articulation as he enlightened his audience while enduring the saddness and pain of this terrible disease. His legacy continues, not only to his family, but to the rest of us too. Jai, thanks for sharing him. Rose
April 14th, 2009 at 7:21 am
I borrowed a copy of The Last Lecture from my daughter on Easter Sunday, and finished it last night....what a wonderful book! I have always felt that my greatest accomplishmnets were my two children, and obviously Professor Randy felt the same way! God bless his family.
April 14th, 2009 at 7:12 am
эта одна из самых лучших книг,она вызвала живые эмоции! желанию семье Ренди долгих лет жизни!
Tatiana from Russia
April 13th, 2009 at 12:19 am
I've just completed the book, April 13 2009, my son Justin gave me the book. I've written him a message in the book as I'm going to give him the book to read. my words are :- " Randy will teach you to live your life.. not waste time as you create your life footprint, your legacy" Remember you can't die and be remembered if you dont't have a legacy...God Bless Randy's family
CHARLOTTE VAN ALPHEN
April 12th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Jai, I have been married for 20 years this summer, I just celebrated my 39th birthday and found out that I am expecting our 7th child. I couldn't help but imagine losing my husband as I read your husband's book. I pray that God will strengthen you through your loss and that your children will be able to understand Randy's love for them as they grow older. Randy's book was so helpful to me also to understand what other friends think about as they are dying from cancer. I hope I can be more helpful to those facing cancer in the future. Finally, I grew up in Pittsburgh and still live there. I remember the news flash about the last lecture but forgot about it until I read this book. Being in the same city just made it hit home even more.
April 12th, 2009 at 3:26 pm
I just finished the book, well actually about 15 minutes ago but just now finished crying from it. Reading this book while deployed to Iraq away from a wife and two boys is not ideal but now I know how necessarily perfect the timing was as I am headed home in 21 days. Boy did I get a head fake on this one. I didn't know what I signed up for when having vaguely recognized the title from my wife mentioning it during an Oprah episode months ago. And here I am now a changed man, father and husband because of Randy. I always recommend for people to read books I've enjoyed like "Into Thin Air" or "Between A Rock And A Hard Place", but now I will always insist that everyone read this book and like Randy says "the karma will take care of itself".
April 12th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Just finished reading the book and what a wonderful tribute to his children and Jai.Reading the book,I took away great quotes and advice to live my life and how to treat others. More importantly additional advice to teach my four daughters on how to live their own lives.
April 12th, 2009 at 11:29 am
I ran into the book by accident had a 6 hour busdrive ahead of me, and crossed a 7/11 in Thailand guess what, they had a few books and one of them was the last lecture,. what an inspiration. Randy you are a lucky man that you could give this last lecture and write the book. My Father died at a heart attack when I was 19. He was also very possitive and inspiring man some parts of your book reminded me of him! I wish all the best to Jai and her kids! But I know you'll be good, because when you have all your life lots of positiveness around you, you will stay positive no matter what happens! I will light a candle and incense in the temple tomorrow Blessings from Thailand
April 12th, 2009 at 1:02 am
I just finished reading Randy's book and I find myself so moved to cherish every second of every day with the beautiful family that I am blessed with. I will be reading passages from this book again and again in the years to come as the wisdom contained within is priceless. I want to thank Jai for sharing some of Randy with us all.
April 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Really winderful MAN, great INSPIRATIONAL speech, very LOVEABLE Person..... I need to buy this book and ship yo pakistan? Can u help me regarding shipping to Pakistan. Thanks
Muhammad Khawar Nazir
April 11th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
How amazing a man he must have truly been! I was given an assignment to watch his Last Lecture and put it off thinking it would be depressing. How wrong I was. This is something that I will suggest to my co-workers and will have both of my children watch. What a difference he made in the lives of others. His is a legacy that will certainly carry on.
April 11th, 2009 at 6:56 am
Mais que um livro, que uma história bem contada... Eis uma envolvente e emocionante lição de VIDA! Muitas estrelas no caminho de Randy!
April 10th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
In addition to being a brilliant lecturer and researcher, I think Randy is the epitome of courage and humanity. What I have learnt from his book and watching his lectures (both the last lecture and time management) on the internet is not just the important values that he has imparted, but I have been deeply moved and inspired by the outstanding show of courage, wit and integrity by a man who we should never forget was ill and in pain (both physically and mentally) when he was giving his loved ones a final piece of himself. Despite his lively delivery, there are glimpses of the pain and sorrow that was clearly undergone by himself and his family. Whilst Randy and his family could have chosen to keep all of this extremely private, I am extremely grateful for their selfless decision to share this with world. In leaving a legacy for his kids, Randy has left a legacy for the world.
April 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Thank you so much Randy Pausch, you are a very diffirent from other people in this world., The last lecture is fully of meaning of wonderful life, the first step of idea make many people plus myself start to make the dream come true for myself then help other people as you have done.!! You are very amazing man !!! Wishing healthy forever ( Now you are very healthy ) ..specail good luck for your wife Jai ( I just want to say deeply from my haert you are very lucky wife !! ) and your three children ( you are all special and strong as your father's Randy Paush ). Seng.B
April 10th, 2009 at 6:07 pm
While reading this book, I cried and smiled. His attitude of life makes me think about myself. He gives me strength to keep working for my dreams. I am going to read it again. I will buy this book for my friends and family. I want to share his words with friends and family. I really appreciate everything that he did for The Last Lecture.
April 10th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
This book has touched me more then any that I have ever read. I have already mentioned to my husband and mom that they have to take the time to read Randy's book. There are so many wonderful and endearing stories and lessons that we can learn and treasure. This is someone that loved and embraced life, even in the time of adversity. He lived a life that was selfless and committed to achieving his professional, personal, and most importantly, his childhood goals. I wrote down several of his thoughts such as taking the time to take in the scent of a crayon which can help you regress on your own childhood and that luck is really what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This was a wonderful soul that can be a role model for all, I wish that I could have had the opportunity to be a part of the audience at his last lecture and to meet him. I would have let him know how much he has touched our lives and that he will have a legacy with many who were fortunate enough to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Upstate NY reader
April 10th, 2009 at 8:23 am
Good Friday and we remember those who have gone before us. My prayers include Randy and his family who have shown us a better way to lead our lives!
April 10th, 2009 at 6:51 am
Gracias por compartir este gran libro de sueños..
April 9th, 2009 at 11:18 pm
Dear Jai Pausch, I have just finished reading Randy's book and want to write at length but am still in tears. Can a book change someones life at 73? I know that this one already has begun to do so. Sincerely, David Schokman, Perth, Western Australia.
April 9th, 2009 at 5:45 pm
As a mother of two teenagers, I am going to strongly encourage both of them to read this book. Randy and I were born the same year and had very similar upbringings with our Depression-era, WWII generation parents. He is such an inspiration and I will be forever grateful to his family that they shared him with all of us in his final days. What an amazing human being.
April 9th, 2009 at 10:51 am
Just finished the book like many others, he was truely inspiring and although i didnt know him he seemed to connect with the reader(me) so well. Im only 15 but determind to enjoy life to the full (even if the weathers bad!). Thanks for such an inspiration youll live on in peoples hearts forever. God bless x
April 9th, 2009 at 8:53 am
What a beautiful treasure! Thank you Randy for sharing your story and thank you Jai for sharing your husband with the world. I'm an IT professional in Indiana and I appreciate his sense of humor as a professor in the IT field. Many chapters remind me of all the special people that touched my life during my college days and career. Randy is an inspiration for living a positive life everyday and I feel priviliged that he gave up precious time to share his experience with the world. I would recommend this book to every high school graduate and I plan to give this as a gift to every graduation open house I attend going forward. No one should miss this treasure of a book. To Jai and those three beautiful children, you are in my prayers and may God Bless you all. Debbie
April 9th, 2009 at 7:38 am
Hi, I'm from Australia and so accidentally got the book at the L.A airport!I'm so glad..he was a legend!I'm so sorry for his family but they are so lucky to have his memories and great advices! god bless him!
April 8th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
I am truly amazed by what I read. That such a person could exist boggles my mind. I was blown away by every aspect of his life and upbringing, to his courtship of Jai to the father he became. He makes me want to change so many things in my life, to approach so many things differently. It is true that only the good die young and it is such a shame. My heart goes out to Jai and the kids.
April 8th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
I usually don't leave messages on computer blogs, but I just finished reading the book. Just one week ago I was one of 460 people on Capital Hill with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network asking Congress to increase funding for pancreaic cancer research. I lost both my parents to this deadly disease and can only hope that I can continue to battle on behalf of Randy, my parents and other people who battle with this disease. I hope I can make each moment matter and somehow make a difference.
April 8th, 2009 at 1:41 am
Thanks Randy and his lovely family for sharing important experience to us. He makes me knew how do I lives with my dream and do it comes true. He and his family had positive thinking and nice mind to battle with their hard period, I'm glad that once I ever read the best lecture.
April 7th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
One of the Greatest Lectures ever.
Michael Murphy sfC
April 7th, 2009 at 7:53 pm
Hello ! ;) My name is Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that your blog is really cool And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog? Sorry for my bad english:) Thank you! Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia
April 7th, 2009 at 7:44 pm
What is "Greatness"?My definition is goodness,honesty,love,intellect.Randy Pausch embodied greatness.A gift from God.The Last Lecture ,is a lesson on how we should live.Rest in peace,Randy.And May God bless you and your Family forever.
Gayle Ann Skeete,M.D
April 7th, 2009 at 6:46 pm
i read the entire book in one sitting on a flight from san francisco to baltimore. I was so moved after reading it. Knowing that Randy is in heaven now was a sobering feeling. My thoughts immediately went to Jai. How is she? it has almost been a year since Randy transitioned. Did everyone come through for her as they promised Randy they would do? how are the kids. Did Randy's niece and nephew take them out for weekend visits? I pray that God has sent a Comnforter to Jai and the kids.
April 7th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Godbless! You, Your wife & children.
April 7th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Finished the book today. Simple message, powerful words that will last me a lifetime. A wonderful book that I will encourage others to read. Thank You-God obviously needed RP in heaven.
April 7th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
I'm wondering anyone ever translated the book in Korean. I wish I could,if nobody'd not done so.
April 7th, 2009 at 1:02 am
I just finished watching Randy's "The Last Lecture". My immediate description of it is "Humanity Shining Most Brilliantly".
April 6th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
Hi, I am a reader from Malaysia. I just finished reading the book. Thank you Randy, for sharing your story with us, you are such a wonderful man. To Jai and kids, be always happy as your husband and your father wished. May God Bless you all.
April 6th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
First of all, thanks to all who share their stories. As for mine... I have read this book and highlighted it. I want to read it 100 more times and if you go on my facebook page I am constantly updating my status urging everyone to read this book. I hope they make a movie out of this book. If they do maybe I can play a cameo, that was once a childhood dream of mine, being in a movie :) Thank you Randy, your book taught me so much and how if you dig deep and really go back to your childhood dreams and focus they can all come true directly or indirectly. I am in the process of writing my own self-help book based on running. Additionally, this book helped motivate me to start my own company focused on writing personalized children's songbooks. I am indirectly helping my students realize their athletic dreams by coaching the track team. Maybe someday Hyperion will be my publisher as I promise they will be the first I will submit it to! These are just some of the childhood dreams that I never thought I would accomplish. Because of this book, I see only possibility, because of this book I want to help people with pancreatic cancer in any way I can, whether through facebook, selling iems on ebay and donating 100% of them to charity, I just want to help fund reserach that will keep more people like Randy alive. Why? For so many reasons that would bring me to tears to write about. Because Randy died on my birthday 7/25 and I believe that is no coincidence as somewhere within me his spirit is now there and ready to take on the world. Thank you and God Bless Randy and his Family! vicki comerchero, Ph.D
April 5th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
I just finished the book yesterday and the lecture today. I cannot even express how much this has changed my mentality. For the past few months I have felt as if all I do is work and that life is passing me by at a furious pace. Randy has showed me to take the time to relish the little things because time is too precious a thing. To have no regrets but to move forward in what I need to do to make a difference in my own life. I myself was a teacher and regretably changed careers. I miss the ineraction with my students and the joy on their faces when they learned something new. Thanks for this, and I wish I could've met you in person.
April 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm
This is by far the best thing I've ever experienced. I laughed and cried as Randy told his stories, but I was so amazed at how positive he was. I hope that his children will truly treasure this legacy he left for them.
April 4th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
God bless you. Thank you. After reading this book, I can't stop crying. I am moved. My baby Yoon-a was just born. In the near future, Your children must be proud of you. This book teach me "How to live as a head of my family" Thank you!
April 4th, 2009 at 8:45 pm
Randy gives the impression of being not only a teacher and compassionate person, but a humble man. He was as a caring and loving person, a husband and father, a teacher, a mentor, an artist, and a true inspiration to all. I have just started reading his book and I have just now watched the entire lecture on my computer. I am more than touched. I am in awe of him and Jai, his caring and selfless wife. I believe he is somewhere looking over his family. His children will be proud of him forever.
April 4th, 2009 at 7:49 pm
I´m a Chilean reader, I´ve got this book as a present from a friend from Texas. My father had got oral cancer 4 times,the first time was 23 years ago... different tummors... I really understand what a daughter can feel about it...but I never knew how my father really felt about this when he got his first cancer when I was 4 years old. He was supposed to die. Jai, you are a wonderful woman, mother and wife... be strong about this. I am sure that your kids are going to be proud of Randy and You. Best wishes, Love
April 4th, 2009 at 6:38 am
My husband was a cancer patient. We had 2 young children. I was the caregiver and support team for all of them. Randy's book said what I have felt as I dealt with this scenerio. Fortunately, My wonderful husband is still with me 20 years later. I feel the experience deeped our relationship and showed our children a glimpse of how to handle adversity. Randy's book is a must read for anyone who wants to be positive about life. I'm giving my children a copy of the book as they begin to have their own children...an excellent teaching tool for parenthood!
April 4th, 2009 at 2:56 am
i'm from the Philippines and i picked up this book before going on a trip and even before i got off the plane i was halfway through it...couldn't put it down. many, many insights and words to ponder on. thanks to jai for selflessly sharing randy during the most important part of their lives.
April 3rd, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I am deeply impressed by Randy's attitudes towards life. His last lecture is really a valuable gift to us all in understanding the meaning of our lives. He devoted his last time to help other people to enable their dreams! Jai, I believe you are very proud of your husband. He is the genuine giver in this world! God bless your family, and our thoughts are with you!
April 3rd, 2009 at 7:15 pm
wow God bless you JAI and KIDS Iam a slow reader but i read this book really fast IT INSPIRED ME TO LOVE LIVE LAUGH MORE...... THANK THANK YOU
April 3rd, 2009 at 5:19 pm
In Dec of 2005, my husband was diagnosed with unoperable pancreatic cancer. Just as Randy, he underwent tortuous treatment which made it inactive. In Dec of 2008 it became active again and has now spread to his liver. Although this week he started a milder form of chemo, we know that it is just a matter of months. I saw the movie about 2 wks ago and was so very touched and impressed with the courage that Randy showed which is similar to my Jeff's. I will keep his family in my prayers.
April 3rd, 2009 at 11:56 am
I just finished the book and what an inspiration! I teach children with special needs and I see "Tiggers" that live within them. I just hope that I can help them to dream big and achieve the importance of making memories as Randy has inspired for me. We are blessed for the long term impact Randy has made in the world, considering his life being of short term. God bless. Jennifer
April 3rd, 2009 at 10:29 am
Just finished the book, with tears rolling down my cheeks. Every parent should do the same thing for their children and future generations; some parents are not given a time line and are taken instantly. I'm vowing to begin my own "Last Lecture" for my children and grandchildren. Thank you for the inspiration and God bless this family!
April 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 am
Hi! I'm Ann from Thailand,I'm just finished reading the book this morning. I've got a problem on my work and feel terrible,, I has saw this book and pick it up. Thanks for Randy,,this book make me open my mind and change me enough.. To Jai,, Randy is every where in the world. Thank you very much
April 2nd, 2009 at 8:57 pm
I choose only one word.. THANKS.. THANKS.. God Bless You, Your wife & children.
April 2nd, 2009 at 6:41 pm
I am reading your book, "The Last Lecture"- and I can't tell you enough how I am being more inspired by each chapter. I absolutely love every meaning to this book- I just had to do more research about professor Randy Pausch, he's truly one incredible person! Thank you so so much. I am facing many obstacles to become a nurse at my college which is a rigorous process since it is so competitive to get in- and sometimes I just want to give in- and I can't tell you how every time I would seem to relate it to Prof Pausch, I feel like I never want to give up. Like in chapter 9, as captain Kirk would say "I don't believe in the no- win scenario"
April 2nd, 2009 at 3:13 pm
I am so impressed and so inspired by this spirit with so much "huuts'pa" what a grand and rare legacy he has lef us. Randy, rest in Creations warm embrace and thank you. Tom
April 2nd, 2009 at 5:42 am
Randy Pausch has changed my perspective of life. I now realize how fortunate I am to be bestowed with a loving family. I now value everything and thank the Almighty everyday for it. I desire to snatch precious moments with my family at every opportunity and freeze them in my memory. I am grateful to Pausch for this and may God Bless Jai and the children.
April 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 am
Some few months ago a colleague of mine died of cancer. He was my teacher, mentor and friend. We spent many hours communicating about his medical situation as well as about death and dying - both of us professors in social sciences. Our last conversation four days prior to his death. It could never be termed 'my last lecture', but Randy's book was part of our 'last communication'. He derived much good from reading it, and it provided us with many points for 'discussion'. I have now passed the book on to my students. Jai, if you are reading this, know that there are also some who remain thinking of you and the children. Blessings. Frans
April 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm
I just finished reading The Last Lecture about two weeks ago. I can not express how much I appreciate everything in life now. I was inspired to pursue dreams and be the best father I can possibly be. It was simply life changing. I am so grateful for Randy's writing.
April 1st, 2009 at 3:46 pm
What can I say, The Last Lecture has inspired me to live, love and lead a life that I never thought possible. I now treasure friends, family and live each day with a positive outlook. Follow your heart, respect each person whom comes your way and I believe that each one of us will see our dreams come to pass. I wish Jai and the little ones much love and thank them for sharing there Husband/Dad with us. Much Love. xoxox
April 1st, 2009 at 3:41 pm
Im only a 16 year old kid and I cant even begin how much this book has impacted me and changed my views on how I live life. He has affected my life greatly and is truly an inspiration to us all.
April 1st, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Thank you Randy. You are amazing. To Jai and the children, keep strong. My thoughts are with you.
April 1st, 2009 at 10:50 am
Hi, I'm from Uganda..east Africa. Two weeks ago while in the US I decided to pick up a audibook copy of the book...something simple to listen to..i thought. well.. I trully wish I could have been able to write this comment to Randy and Jai....I've been trully inspired and caused to think about life in a beautiful way. My greatest challenge now is that I'd like all my close friends to listen to it..but I'm not willing to let go of my copy or to make copies of the material ( i beleive that that is wrong).....so I'm torn. they'll have to possibly wait for September or December to receive a copy when I next make the trip. Wish the book and audio copies could be available out here. Thank you Jai, for allowing Randy to give the lecture and ... I've made a few great investments in my life. The audio book is in my top ten. God bless you richly. Peter
April 1st, 2009 at 7:43 am
Just finished the book. Clearly, Randy's legacy is that he has and will continue to impact people's lives in so many ways. He has positively affected mine, and for that I am grateful.