When Breath Becomes Air, Paperback / softback Book

When Breath Becomes Air Paperback / softback




Heartbreaking. Beautiful.' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being MortalAt 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. 'A vital book about dying.

Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living' Nigella Lawson


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781784701994

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