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When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

Kalanithi, Paul, (author.).

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Dorchester - Summerville Branch B KALANITHI KAL (Text) 30018004985095 Adult Biography Available -
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Kershaw - Camden Library B KALANITHI (Text) 33255003302826 Adult Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812988406
  • Physical Description: xix, 228 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
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. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. —publisher.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Biography Finalist 2017.
Subject: Kalanithi, Paul > Health.
Lungs > Cancer > Patients > United States > Biography.
Neurosurgeons > Biography.
Husband and wife.
Summary: 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. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student "possessed," as he wrote, "by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life" into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. —publisher.
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