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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...
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January 12
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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
Jan 02, 2022
@khushbooverma_ @warikoo One of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. Changed my life.      source
Jan 07, 2016
Extraordinary @nytimes revu of Paul Kalinithi's book, "When Breath Becomes Air" "Intimate, illuminating, unmissable"      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