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Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

Jai Pausch

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Coping with personal problems, Coping with death & bereavement

A remarkably frank, inspiring and deeply moving memoir by the wife of the late Randy Pausch, author of the international bestseller, THE LAST LECTURE.

I asked Jai what she has learned since my diagnosis,' Randy Pausch wrote about his wife in THE LAST LECTURE. 'Turns out, she could write a book titled "Forget the Last Lecture; Here's the Real Story".'

In DREAM NEW DREAMS, Jai Pausch shares her own journey, from wife and mother to caregiver, widow and parent to three young children. She paints a vivid portrait of a vital, challenging relationship between two strong people who faced a grim prognosis and the gut-wrenching decisions it often required.

With advice artfully woven into a personal narrative, DREAM NEW DREAMS will resonate not only with the legions of readers who made THE LAST LECTURE an international bestseller, but also to all those who are embarking on a journey of loss and recovery themselves.

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Jai Pausch

Jai Pausch became an impassioned advocate promoting pancreatic cancer research following the 2008 death of her husband, Randy Pausch, Ph.D, acclaimed Carnegie Mellon University professor and author of the international best seller, The Last Lecture. During Randy's twenty-three-month battle with cancer, Jai took on the responsibility as his cancer caregiver, learning specialised medical, palliative, and hospice care. Previously, Jai Pausch led the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science Web team as the Director of Electronic Publications. Today, Pausch researches do-it-yourself instructional videos for home repairs and remodelling. She lives with her children, Dylan, Logan and Chloe, in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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