When Breath Becomes Air

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air

This is a memoir of a 36-year-old man who is “at the top of his game” when his life is turned on its end. In his final year of a neurosurgery residency at a prestigious hospital, Paul Kalanithi is diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. His writing is beautiful as he documents his journey from being a neurosurgeon dealing with dying patients from a professional standpoint to a patient looking his own death in the eye. It’s a quick read and well written. The epilogue is by his wife Lucy. It made me cry but left me with hope.

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