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Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9781847923677


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 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi is a deeply moving memoir that chronicles the author’s journey from a neurosurgeon to a patient diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Kalanithi reflects on his life, career, and the profound questions of mortality and meaning. Through his poignant and eloquent prose, he shares his experiences and insights, offering readers a powerful meditation on the intersection of life, death, and the human spirit.

Why You Should Read This Book

  • Gain insights into the life and experiences of a neurosurgeon facing terminal illness.
  • Reflect on profound questions of mortality and the meaning of life.
  • Appreciate Kalanithi’s eloquent and moving prose.
  • Engage with a powerful meditation on the intersection of life, death, and the human spirit.
  • Be inspired by the author’s courage, wisdom, and humanity.

About the Author

Paul Kalanithi (1977-2015) was an American neurosurgeon and writer. His memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air," was published posthumously and has received widespread acclaim for its profound insights and moving narrative. Kalanithi’s reflections on life, death, and his experiences as a doctor and patient continue to inspire readers around the world.

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