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Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life after Loss

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended

Every bit as honest and compelling as The Last Lecture, Jai Pausch tells her love story and journey as a caregiver of her late husband Randy Pausch. Her courage and love for her family are inspiring.

posted by Booklover13LF on May 20, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good Yet Disappointing

I anxiously awaited the arrival of Jai's book, as I wondered how the family was doing since Randy's passing. The book was good for an update; Jai seems to have lived a lifetime of travel and events in the past few years. It was also good to share what it is like to be...
I anxiously awaited the arrival of Jai's book, as I wondered how the family was doing since Randy's passing. The book was good for an update; Jai seems to have lived a lifetime of travel and events in the past few years. It was also good to share what it is like to be a caregiver of someone with cancer for which there is no cure.

I first learned of Randy Pausch when he was on Oprah with Dr Oz and on ABC news. I kept up with Randy's blog and was sad when he passed on July 25, 2008. He was so inspiring and I bought several of his books as gifts and told everyone I knew about him, the Last Lecture video and book. How ironic it was in 2010 when a family member of my own was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. I can only thank Randy in heaven for it was him that made my family aware of PANCAN, which ultimately gave my family excellent information that saved our family member's life - they are still alive 2.5 years after diagnosis.

As far as disappointment, I personally believe some things should have been left between Jai and Randy and not published. A dead man really can't defend himself, can he?

All in all it was an interesting read. Not the quality or inspiration of The Last Lecture, but rarely is a book like that written.

posted by Clara_Smith on June 17, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Good Yet Disappointing

    I anxiously awaited the arrival of Jai's book, as I wondered how the family was doing since Randy's passing. The book was good for an update; Jai seems to have lived a lifetime of travel and events in the past few years. It was also good to share what it is like to be a caregiver of someone with cancer for which there is no cure.

    I first learned of Randy Pausch when he was on Oprah with Dr Oz and on ABC news. I kept up with Randy's blog and was sad when he passed on July 25, 2008. He was so inspiring and I bought several of his books as gifts and told everyone I knew about him, the Last Lecture video and book. How ironic it was in 2010 when a family member of my own was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. I can only thank Randy in heaven for it was him that made my family aware of PANCAN, which ultimately gave my family excellent information that saved our family member's life - they are still alive 2.5 years after diagnosis.

    As far as disappointment, I personally believe some things should have been left between Jai and Randy and not published. A dead man really can't defend himself, can he?

    All in all it was an interesting read. Not the quality or inspiration of The Last Lecture, but rarely is a book like that written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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