The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author by: Randy Pausch
Release: 2008-04-08
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781401395513
Language: en
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch 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. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, 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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author by: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780733626821
Language: en
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'A phenomenon' SUNDAY TIMES 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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author by: Randy Pausch
Release: 2008-04-08
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781401395513
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch 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. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, 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.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author by: Randy Pausch,Jeffrey Zaslow
Release: 2010-06
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Pages: 206
ISBN: 0340978503
Language: un
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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', wasnt 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.

The Girls from Ames

The Girls from Ames
Author by: Jeffrey Zaslow
Release: 2010
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781592405329
Language: en
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Looks at the lives, bonds, and experiences of a group of female friends from Ames, Iowa.

The Last Lecture The Legacy Edition

The Last Lecture  The Legacy Edition
Author by: Randy Pausch
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Hyperion
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1401324479
Language: en
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch 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. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, 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.

The Hoarder

The Hoarder
Author by: Jess Kidd
Release: 2018-02-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781782118503
Language: en
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A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD Unintentional psychic Maud Drennan arrives to look after Cathal Flood, a belligerent man hiding in his filthy, cat-filled home. Her job is simple: clear the rubbish, take care of the patient. But the once-grand house has more to reveal than simply its rooms. There is a secret here, and whether she likes it or not, Maud may be the one to finally uncover what has previously been kept hidden . . . * In the US, this book is published under the title Mr Flood's Last Resort

Khutbatul Wada The Last Lecture

Khutbatul Wada   The Last Lecture
Author by: Mirza Yawar Baig
Release: 2015-04-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1508882835
Language: en
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The Khutbatul Wada (Farewell Khutba) is called by that name not because it was the last Khutba of Rasoolullah(S) but because it was his farewell message to all humanity until the end of time. Farewell messages are important because those delivering them wish to state the essence of their principles; the most important aspects of what they stood for and what they want us to remember and practice. This is the message is the essence of Islam and a good introduction to what Islam stands for.

Dream New Dreams

Dream New Dreams
Author by: Jai Pausch
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Harmony
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307888525
Language: un
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A remarkably frank, deeply moving, and inspiring memoir by Jai Pausch, whose husband, Randy, wrote the bestseller The Last Lecture while battling pancreatic cancer. "Jai is such a giver that she often forgets to take care of herself," Randy Pausch wrote about his wife. "Jai knows that she’ll have to give herself permission to make herself a priority." In Dream New Dreams, Jai Pausch shares her own story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between her three young children and Randy’s bedside as he sought treatment far from home; and then to widow and single parent, fighting to preserve a sense of stability for her family, while coping with her own grief and the challenges of running a household without a partner. Jai paints a vivid, honest portrait of a vital, challenging relationship between two strong people who faced a grim prognosis and the self-sacrificing decisions it often required. As she faced life without the husband she called her “magic man,” Jai learned to make herself a priority to create a new life of hope and happiness—as she puts it, to “feel a spark of my own magic beginning to flicker.” Dream New Dreams is a powerful story of grief, healing, and newfound independence. With advice artfully woven into an intimate, beautifully written narrative, Jai’s story will inspire not only the legions of readers who made The Last Lecture a bestseller, but also those who are embarking on a journey of loss and renewal themselves.

Summary of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Jeffrey Zaslow

Summary of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch   Jeffrey Zaslow
Author by: Abbey Beathan
Release: 2019-06-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 114
ISBN: 164615388X
Language: un
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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) If we were destined to perish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? How would your Last Lecture be? The Last Lecture is not about dying, it is about the dedication to overcome your obstacles and seizing every single moment of your life. You could summarize it as "carpe diem" but it's not so simple. The book is about the accumulation of the life of a brilliant man whom after facing terminal cancer, notices he is near his last lecture, the last mark he would leave. And it can be a lesson to all of us, to live like we were going to give our last lecture in order to make the most of it. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." - Randy Pausch Pausch's book is a combination of inspiration, intelligence and humor which is the reason why The Last Lecture was such a successful release. A book to encourage living our lives and continue moving forward despite how grim the situation might be. An inspirational tool to make you adopt an attitude of not giving up. A book to encourage us to leave a memorable legacy. P.S. The Last Lecture is an extraordinary book that will make you seize every moment as it is your last so you can enjoy life to the fullest. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

Mortality

Mortality
Author by: Christopher Hitchens
Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Twelve
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781455517824
Language: en
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On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death. MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone 96 All New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone  96 All New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
Author by: Leil Lowndes
Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780071545860
Language: en
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This sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships—in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!” The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book: 7 Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression Before People Even Meet You 11 Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello,” and Put the “Good” in “Good-bye” 12 Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab 10 Little Tricks to Actually Enjoy Parties 5 Little Tricks to Handle the Good, the Bad, and the Bummers 12 Little Tricks to Avoid the 13 Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do 13 Little Tricks to be a Cool Communicator 11 Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism 10 Little Tricks to Make an Impression on your Cell (A.K.A. “Phone”) 5 Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have

Gabby

Gabby
Author by: Gabrielle Giffords,Mark Kelly
Release: 2012-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781471112423
Language: en
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Adeeply personal account of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' and astronaut Mark Kelly's lives together, recounting their courtship, Ms Giffords' rise in politics, and the tragic 8th January 2011 shooting in Arizona which killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gifford and twelve others. The book also tells the story of her recovery progress and traces Kelly's career from decorated Desert Storm combat pilot to his recent mission as the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight.

Steve Jobs Life By Design

Steve Jobs  Life By Design
Author by: George Beahm
Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781137451774
Language: en
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On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs gave his first—and only—commencement address, to the 114th graduating class at Stanford University, an audience of approximately 23,000. They witnessed history: Jobs' 22-minute prepared speech subsequently reached 26 million online viewers worldwide. It is by far the most popular commencement address in history, framed with "three stories" that succinctly summed up the most important lessons Jobs learned in life. Life-changing lessons, he explained, can only be connected when looking back, which he had done in preparation for his talk. Steve Jobs' Life by Design starts with Jobs' own words in the text of his talk and expands outward from there. In the address, Jobs gave us the dots, but he didn't have the luxury of time to connect them. So much about his life, his viewpoint, and his personal and business philosophies were mentioned but not explained. We know what he said, but what actually did he mean? What can we learn from him? This book connects those dots. We see Jobs' life and career through his own eyes, in context, and in proper perspective. His process of looking back illuminated his life—and by doing so, he serves as an inspiration to illuminate our lives as well.

A Lite Too Bright

A Lite Too Bright
Author by: Samuel Miller
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780062662026
Language: en
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For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway. Arthur Louis Pullman the Third is on the verge of a breakdown. He’s been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle. It’s there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. What happened in that week—and how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimer’s—remains a mystery. But now Arthur has his grandfather’s journal—and a final sentence containing a train route and a destination. So Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfather’s last week, guided only by the clues left behind in the dementia-fueled journal. As Arthur gets closer to uncovering a sad and terrible truth, his journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base. Arthur’s not the only one chasing a legacy—and some feel there is no cost too high for the truth.

Highest Duty

Highest Duty
Author by: Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III,Jeffrey Zaslow
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780061959530
Language: en
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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart. Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.

The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn

The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn
Author by: Florence Scovel Shinn
Release: 2019-04-06
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9788027303984
Language: en
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This meticulously edited Florence Scovel Shinn collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Her influential works will provide you with the straightforward advice for any verbal or physical affirmation, usually accompanied by a "real life" anecdote whose function is to bring metaphysical ideas in a down to earth style, easily readable and perfectly clear for anyone interested in personal development. Contents: The Game of Life and How to Play It Your Word is Your Wand The Secret Door to Success The Power of the Spoken Word

How to Be a Better Person

How to Be a Better Person
Author by: Kate Hanley
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781507205273
Language: en
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This fun, enlightening book features 401 everyday activities to help you become a better person and make a positive impact on the people around you. How to Be a Better Person is a unique and practical guide that can help you easily turn your good intentions into meaningful actions. Each activity serves as a daily inspiration for you to make a positive impact in your home, community, and relationships. With exercises designed to foster cheerfulness, kindness, generosity, gratitude, acceptance and inclusion, integrity, and honesty, you can learn how easy it is to be the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Have a Little Faith

Have a Little Faith
Author by: Mitch Albom
Release: 2011-06-14
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781401304089
Language: en
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What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat. As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds--and indeed, between beliefs everywhere. In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself. Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story. Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

Quicklet on Randy Pausch Jeffrey Zaslow s The Last Lecture

Quicklet on Randy Pausch  Jeffrey Zaslow s The Last Lecture
Author by: Christina St-Jean
Release: 2012-02-24
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Pages: 21
ISBN: 9781614649861
Language: un
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ABOUT THE BOOK I’d stumbled upon Randy Pausch, a youngish professor from Carnegie Mellon University, quite by accident in 2011. I’d been looking for a good PowerPoint presentation about time management, and the one he gave was deemed to be really interesting, according to the Google searches I’d done. As I read the mini-bio attached to the file, it occurred to me that I’d heard the name before, so I did some further searching and realized he had written “The Last Lecture”, which I’d heard so much about a few years ago. I immediately headed out and picked up a copy. As I read, I was stunned by the powerful simplicity of his writing. I had already watched “The Last Lecture” on YouTube, as millions had during the time in which the presentation had gone viral, but I was surprised at the profound effect the book had on me. This was a man who, by all accounts, had everything going for him: a great job that he loved, three very young children and a beautiful wife whom he adored. MEET THE AUTHOR Christina St-Jean an Ontario English teacher with a great passion for American literature in particular and the written word in general. Her two daughters, aged 3 and 7, also seem to have a love of books, as her 7 year old just started reading Tom Sawyer herself. Christina follows global events as closely as she can but also enjoys entertainment news. Currently, she is working towards a black belt in karate. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK If anything, The Last Lecture showed to the world just how pervasive media attention is today; after the lecture itself became a YouTube sensation, Pausch made appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer, in addition to appearing on Time’s Top 100 list of the world’s most influential people for 2008. He drew the attention of Katie Couric, The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Zaslow, director J.J. Abrams, and none other than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. He testified before Congress to encourage more funding to be directed to pancreatic cancer research and received a letter from the original President Bush. Buy a copy to keep reading!