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“When Breath Becomes Air” is an excellent and compelling insight of a dying but very thoughtful and articulate man about his impending death. Paul Kalanithi is the author of this impressive book. An extraordinary man writes about life and death. This beautiful, heartbreaking memoir by late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi is a stunning meditation on life, death and above all what makes life meaningful. It’s the cruelest of ironies that a brilliant man who would surely make a lasting impression in the field of neurosurgery was stricken with stage IV lung cancer at the young age of 36, just as his career is about to really begin. Paul faced the unbearable certainty of his fate with incredible dignity; When Breath Becomes Air is a testament to his limitless insight into the existential quandaries that plague us all in the face of our inevitable mortality. The story and reflections of a man of great humanity, intelligence and, above all, integrity. Beautifully written with profound reflections simply put and casually incorporated. His partner/wife writes an epilogue similarly spare but full of love and meaning. This is an extraordinary work about a man who lives his life to the fullest through each day brings that live closer to its end. Every page is beautifully written, whether the author is describing a medical procedure or his own medical condition. It is a testimony to the human spirit. It will bring tears to your eyes as well as make you laugh. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul is the true story of a neurosurgeon turned cancer patient, and his journey throughout the tumultuous time near the end of his life. His memoir can serve as inspiration for anyone who reads about his progression from doctor to patient. Reading this book will put you in Paul’s shoes, and force you to face death with bravado and integrity. Kalanithi’s search for the meaning of life and what makes life worth living in the face of death forces the reader to think critically about how finite we truly are. His encounter with death is immense, as he held the lives of others in his hands and often had to make life or death situations. When he is forced into the role of a cancer patient, it is his own life.
This is a powerful and inspiring book, primarily because it reveals the profound inner life of its author, Paul. Even as a fairly young person, he is interested in the meaning of life, and he studied literature and philosophy. In the midst of his medical training to become a neurosurgeon, he continued to ask questions about how medical interventions would affect his patients’ capacity to have what would, for them, be a meaningful life. His work is a brilliant example of how a doctor can choose to stay in touch with the full humanity of his patients, and not just relate to them as a medical problem to be solved. And then as the completion of his training is nearing, he himself is diagnosed with terminal cancer. In this book, he openly shares his questions, feelings, and physical challenges as his disease progress. His perspective changes and he faces wrenching choices, all the while returning to the touchstone of what will give his life the most meaning. This is an honest report of what the journey to the end of life can look like, and in the case of Dr. Kalanithi, how it can be lived with integrity and courage, with the presence and help of his wife, family, and in the joy of his newborn daughter. We would recommend When Breath Becomes Air to audiences everywhere as an inspiration for strength in the midst of adversity, and to find your meaning of life, especially in the depths of death.
Detail About When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ePub
- Name: When Breath Becomes Air
- Author: Paul Kalanithi
- ISBN: 081298840X
- Language: English
- Genre: Epidemiology, Consciousness & Thought Philosophy, General Surgery,
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1MB
- Page: 228
- Price: Free
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