For anyone who hasn't heard of this book or read it, please do yourself a favor and get it. It's about Randy Pausch who is a professor of computer science at Carnigie Mellon. He is dying of pancreatic cancer, or I should say living with it.
Here is a man with a beautiful wife that he's been married to for 8 years and has three beautiful children ages 6, 3 and 18 months. He's got every reason to feel depressed and sorry for himself, but he is just the opposite. He's lived his childhood dreams and he is encouraging and uplifting to everybody else. Just get the book. It's well worth the time you will spend reading it.