The Shocking Truth about Book Clubs

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If you’ve never been to a book club meeting, allow me to fill you in. The shocking truth about book clubs is…they’re FUN! Not stuffy or intimidating at all, and always a good time. Check out today’s short video to see what goes on at my bimonthly book club meetings.

Our book for March is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 14 to discuss it. If you’d like to be invited, just send me an email and let me know you’re interested.

Our March Book Club Selection

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. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: 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.

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