When Breath Becomes Air

Discussion on: 
01/07/2019 7:00 PM
Book by: 
Paul Kalanithi

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At 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. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future flattens out into a perpetual present? These are the questions that Kalanithi struggles with in this profoundly moving memoir.