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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017

'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times

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.

Review

"A vital book about dying. Awe-inspiring and exquisite. Obligatory reading for the living." Nigella Lawson

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For readers of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, an unforgettably powerful and heart-breaking book about how to live.

Contributors

Author Paul Kalanithi

Product Details

DUIN U64M142LHPN

GTIN 9781784701994

Release Date 14.12.2016

Language English

Pages 256

Product type Paperback

Dimension 7.87 x 5.12 x 0.63  inches

Product Weight 6.49 ounces

When Breath Becomes Air

What makes a life worth, living in the face of dead. Nominiert: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017, Nominiert: Wellcome Book Prize 2017

Paul Kalanithi

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