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    When Breath Becomes Air (English, Hardcover, Paul Kalanithi)

    When Breath Becomes Air  (English, Hardcover, Paul Kalanithi)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Random House.
    • ISBN: 9781847923677, 1847923674
    • Edition: 2016
    • Pages: 256
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    At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade�s training as aneurosurgeon, 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. W hen Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking w hat makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon w orking 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? W hat do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your ow n 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.

    About the Author

    Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon and writer. He held degrees in English literature, human biology, and history and philosophy of science and medicine from Stanford and Cambridge universities before graduating from Yale School of Medicine. He also received the American Academy of Neurological Surgery's highest award for research. His reflections on doctoring and illness have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Paris Review Daily. Kalanithi died in March 2015, aged 37. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, and their daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.
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    5

    Just wow!

    I was bereaved recently and finished reading this book after my wife passed away due to complications from cancer.

    Sadly, she had read the book a few months before me and I realized that Dr. Kalanithi's last struggles with breathing were to be eerily replicated in her last days. I realized that the composure she had and the decisions she made were largely due to Dr. Kalanithi's own composure and dignity in his last days.

    I would unreservedly recommend this book
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    Haunting

    The book is a good read. It is truly haunting. It makes you think about and realize the worth of life.
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    The Ivory Throne

    An excellent and amazing record of history - more than worth for the price, when compared to the quality of the contents and number of pages.
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    GOPALAKRISHNAN KK

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    Best in the market!

    *A BEAUTIFUL MEMOIR-PLEASE FIND THE TIME TO READ THIS BOOK*


    When breath becomes air is a beautiful and heartbreaking memoir of Dr.Paul Kalanithi.This is,without doubt,a masterpiece from him.And I was actually surprised to find that this is the only book written by him.He reached such heights within a short period of time,but life is unpredictable.His life is a great example of that.He had everything written out in front of him,even his future for the next 40 years,but he never saw this comi...
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    5 star rated by Bill Gates on Facebook.... You got to read this book
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    Super!

    Amazing book! If you wanna know about the intricacies of the medical profession and what it truly means ti be someone who has the power to save a life, read it! If you wanna know about death, the far away or not so far away constant in all our lives, read it! If you wanna know about life, how each moment counts and is so precious, read it!
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    Exceptional literary masterpiece - soulful and truthful...

    A book bent on teaching life and the value of time... The book is a sure page-turner with choice of words that are just right everywhere... So moving, disturbing and pathetic to see how life dances to the tune of fate... Awesome... Recommended reading for anyone who wants to value everything and everyone and in due course learn what humility is...
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    Highly recommended

    good book must read
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    Terrific purchase

    It's an excellent book to read, a person to write a book on his deathbed about his life experiences and how is gonna die, It's very hard. After reading this book people will learn the value of life.

    Few words are medical pronunciation and few are typical American words, for me, I had to keep dictionary beside me to understand them.
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    Worth every penny

    A heartbreaking story of A man who dreams all his life to find the meaning of life, gradually discovers that it is neurosurgery that defines his life, ultimately as he is nearest to make it to the finale, his own life ditches him. That's when he writes his memoir eventually giving into euthanasia.
    Complete review can be read at orientalafterglow.com.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is this book can be understood by only doctor's or it can be read by other's also?
    A:It can be understood by all.Not specific to doctors...It's a very good book..
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    Q:is it book confortable for starter
    A:yes, the language used by Paul kalanithi is very amiable for a starter, accent is also not very American. first of all the autobiography is not too personal.
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