When Breath Becomes Air
A Paperback edition by Paul Kalanithi (Jan 3, 2017)
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Short Description: When he was 36 and on the verge of completing 10 year's worth of neurosurgery training, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer. In one moment he went from being a doctor... Read more
When he was 36 and on the verge of completing 10 year's worth of neurosurgery training, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer. In one moment he went from being a doctor treating the sick and dying, to becoming a patient himself.
This book follows Kalanithi's life and career, from a medical student trying to find out what makes life meaningful, to a neurosurgeon working with the core of human identity, to his transformation into a cancer patient and a new father.
When faced with death, what is it that makes life worth living? How do you react when your life is catastrophically halted? What does is mean to have a child when your own life is fading away?
While working on When Breath Becomes Air, Kalanithi passed away, but his words live on as a guide for those of us still here. This book is a life-affirming story that reflects on what it means to face our own mortality.
'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times
When Breath Becomes Air Paperback edition by Paul Kalanithi
- Paul Kalanithi
- Vintage Publishing , Vintage
- Publication date
- Jan 3, 2017
- Product dimensions
- 130 x 197 x 17mm