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When Breath Becomes AirRandom House #ad - 1 new york times bestseller • pulitzer prize finalist • this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question what makes a life worth living? named one of the best books of the year bY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt 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. Paul kalanithi died in march 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When breath becomes air chronicles kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed, “by the question of what, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, ” as he wrote, given that all organisms die, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.
When Breath Becomes Air #ad - What makes life worth living in the face of death? what do you do when the future, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, exquisitely observed memoir.
Seven words from samuel beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.