April 8 Release for ‘Last Lecture’ Book Co-Written by ‘WSJ’ Columnist

By: E&P Staff

The publication date for “The Last Lecture” has been set for April 8.

Hyperion paid a reported $6.7-million advance for the book, which is by Carnegie Mellon Prof. Randy Pausch “with” Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow.

Pausch, who is dying of pancreatic cancer, gave a “last lecture” last September that stirred an incredible amount of interest. A big reason why the professor’s moving and upbeat comments quickly became known worldwide was a column and video Zaslow did about the talk.

Zaslow subsequently took a leave of absence from the Journal to work on what turned out to be a 206-page book.

For more about “The Last Lecture” — and how Pausch and Zaslow wrote the book — see this January 17 E&P Online story.

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