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When Breath Becomes Air

(Hardcover Edition)
by Paul Kalanithi
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity – the brain – and finally into a patient and a new father.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?

Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

Source: penguin.co.uk


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More Information:
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781847923677

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When breath becomes air

Excellent book.

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A.J.
Superb packing and material

I received a beautiful hardcover copy with a sweet note inside and a bookmark. Looking forward for my next purchase.