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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

This memoir follows a neurosurgeon's journey through the diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer, leaving him to confront his own mortality. Proceeding with honesty and raw emotion, he poignantly explores life's meaning when faced with death and the challenges of being a new father while nurturing a new life as another fades away. A must-read for those seeking insight into life's profound questions.
Publish Date
2016-01-12T00:00:00.000Z
2016-01-12T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.39
ISBN
0642688054472
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This book left me in tears.      source
2017-03-22T14:13:22.000Z
@Jonathandolman "When Breath Becomes Air" - very good book written by a doctor battling cancer      source
2016-07-11T22:17:48.000Z
"When Breath Becomes Air" is one of the best books I've read in years. All best to you, Lucy.      source
2018-11-01T15:20:54.000Z
@shilpasunil_rao Yes. Great book      source
2019-01-01T14:38:11.000Z
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
2022-01-02T13:20:04.000Z
@khushbooverma_ @warikoo One of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. Changed my life.      source
2016-01-07T07:06:00.000Z
Extraordinary @nytimes revu of Paul Kalinithi's book, "When Breath Becomes Air" "Intimate, illuminating, unmissable"      source
2017-02-02T02:02:00.000Z
@rocketgirlmd When Breath Meets Air is an intellectual companion to Emperor of All Maladies and Ken Burns film. A "must read" book      source
2019-11-16T23:09:58.000Z
More Shabbat reading recommendations: This book was breathtaking and such a powerful advertisement for the joy of parenthood.      source
2020-05-08T14:34:13.000Z
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
2019-11-30T02:07:11.000Z
@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
2018-10-20T11:16:49.000Z
Death comes for all of us. Yet we never suspect our own fragility. Everyone needs to read this book.      source