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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
Publish Date
2016
January 12
Goodreads rating
4.36
ISBN
0642688054472
Recommendations
9
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Recommendations
This book left me in tears.      source
Jul 11, 2016
"When Breath Becomes Air" is one of the best books I've read in years. All best to you, Lucy.      source
@shilpasunil_rao Yes. Great book      source
Jan 01, 2019
This one, the writings of a young and brilliant medical doctor, who was practicing medicine while battling terminal illness (cancer), may make you cry. He writes about his final days. Then died at 37-years old before finishing the book. His wife wrote an epilogue.      source
@rocketgirlmd When Breath Meets Air is an intellectual companion to Emperor of All Maladies and Ken Burns film. A "must read" book      source
Nov 16, 2019
More Shabbat reading recommendations: This book was breathtaking and such a powerful advertisement for the joy of parenthood.      source
May 08, 2020
Another day, another booklist. Today: memoir—I loooooooove memoirs. As ever, please reply with your favorites so we can all add them to our reading lists. :) Also: Happy Friday. Phew.      source
Nov 30, 2019
@satishd @dksf @patrick_oshag God yes this book was amazing and also broke my heart. All the best ones do. Thanks @zsims, the gifter      source
Oct 20, 2018
Death comes for all of us. Yet we never suspect our own fragility. Everyone needs to read this book.      source