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- DescriptionThis was selected as a New York Times Non-Fiction Book of the Year. It was short-listed for Waterstones Book of the Year; The New York Times Number one Bestseller; and the Sunday Times Bestseller. Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply t an option...Unmissable. (New York Times). At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagsed with iperable 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 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? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own 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.
- Author BiographyPAUL KALANITHI was a neurosurgeon and writer. He held degrees in English literature, human biology, and history and philoso-phy of science and medicine from Stanford and Cambridge universities before graduating from Yale School of Medicine. He also received the American Academy of Neu-rological 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.
- PrizesShortlisted for Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 2017 and Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.
- Author(s)Paul Kalanithi
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication04/02/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Bodley Head Ltd
- Weight376 g
- Width138 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Foreword byAbraham Verghese
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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