Wednesday, March 09, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air

An extraordinary piece of writing, this book.: intensely moving, deeply thoughtful, intelligent and personal.  Paul Kalanithi was clearly a brilliant human and had a stupendous career ahead of him as a neuroscientist and surgeon. Iit is tragic that his family and the world were robbed of him so prematurely due to his diagnosis of late stage lung cancer.  He had to jump the fence from being a medic to being a patient, and to adjust his goals and ambitions accordingly. He explores what makes life living, and we can all learn so much from his journey.  His wife, Lucy, was his brave companion through his last journey and worked to complete hus book.  It is a masterpiece and a fine tribute to him..  Everyone should read it.

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