There's not much to say in a review of this book. How do you judge someone's memoirs anyway? Say they had a good life and I approve? Or, say I think they fail? Regardless of what people make of his attitude, which seem to be the chief criticisms here, I can say that the story of Randy Pausch's life is very moving, and if he sounds a little too ideal or fake, who cares? The book is meant to inspire and set lofty, maybe even unattainable goals. More than anything it will remind you of your own mortality and get you to ask yourself what's important in your life and what isn't and it will help you evaluate some of the things you choose to occupy yourself whether you take Mr. Pausch's suggestions or not.