When Breath Becomes Air
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
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decadeâ€™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 Kalanithiâ€™s transformation from a medical student in search of 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.
â€˜This is one of a handful of books IÂ consider to be a universal donor - I wouldÂ recommend it to anyone, everyoneâ€™
Â â€˜Extraordinary... Remarkable...luminous... Lyrical,Â intimate, insistent and profound. Kalanithi had theÂ mind of the polymath and the ear of a poetâ€™