Dr. Pausch was the Carnegie Mellon University professor whose “last lecture” made him a Lou-Gehrig-like symbol of the beauty and briefness of life.
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In this article from the New York Times they talk about how Randy Pausch lived 5 months longer then the doctor said but just died. It goes on to say how his speech and book impacted so many people in so many different ways. He had mail from people how they were going to inspire there kids to express themselves like his parents allowed him in his room . Also about how people weren't going to dwell on bad things in life. It continued by talking about all the wonderful inspirtation Randy gave to everyone that was about following childhood dreams and how he accomplished all that. Lastly, the author talks about Randy's life and what he did and the kind of person he was. A person with a positive outlook on life who loved his family. He gave practicle advice to everyone .He lived a life he should be proud of.
This source connects to the book becasue we find out more after the book that he lived 5 months longer then he was suppose to and more about him. The article continued to talk about the way he impacted people and what he got to do after the speech. He wrote his book "The Last Lecture" becasue someone in the audience Jeffrey Zaslow wanted to help him write it. As Randy said in the book he worked with Jeff countless hours to get the book just right. And it turned out amazing hitting each slide he had and explaining it briefly but in a way that was so inspiring.