When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air chornicles the life of Paul Kalanithi who after having completed a decade long training as a neurosurgeon is confronted with being diagnosed of lung cancer.

From being one who treated serious patients to being a patient with a terminal disease, Kalanithi started penning this auto-biography after he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and was counting days.

It is a moving story about Kalanithi’s own life: from being a student pondering over the meaningfulness of life to a famous neurosurgeon who operated brains that deals with the core of human identity, to being a new father at a time when his own life is awaiting an uncanny end.

In writing about his own life, Kalanithi puts forth some reflecting questions: what is a person supposed to do when his life is catastrophically cut off? What makes a life admirable and worth living right in the face of death? And, finally, what does it mean to have a child right when one’s own life is on the verge of perennial slumber?

Paul Kalanithi passed away while working on the book yet 'When Breath Becomes Air’ is regarded as a profound reflection on the acceptance of mortality and on the relationship between a patient and a doctor, all from an author, who had to face it all.

About the author:

Paul Kalanithi: A neurosurgeon who took to writing, Paul Kalanithi held degrees in human biology, English Literature and history and philosophy of science and medicine from Cambridge and Stanford Universities before finally graduating from Yale School of Medicine. He was also bestowed with the highest award for research in the field of medicine by the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

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  • The author associated with When Breath Becomes Air is Paul Kalanithi.
  • The EAN for When Breath Becomes Air is 9781847923677. European Article Number, which is a number that uniquely identifies an item.
  • The edition for When Breath Becomes Air is 2016.
  • The ISBN for When Breath Becomes Air is 1847923674.
  • The height for When Breath Becomes Air is 803 mm.
  • The length for When Breath Becomes Air is 543 mm.
  • The width for When Breath Becomes Air is 102 mm.
  • The weight for When Breath Becomes Air is 79 g.
  • The language for When Breath Becomes Air is English.
  • When Breath Becomes Air is a Board book.
  • The number of pages for When Breath Becomes Air are 256.
  • The quantity for When Breath Becomes Air in a package is 200.
  • When Breath Becomes Air is grouped in Book group of products.
  • The publication date for When Breath Becomes Air is 2016-12-16.
  • The manufacturer for When Breath Becomes Air is Bodley Head.
  • The release date for When Breath Becomes Air is 2016-12-16.
  • The producer for When Breath Becomes Air is Bodley Head.
  • The sales rank for When Breath Becomes Air is 168.

AuthorPaul Kalanithi
BindingBoard book
EAN9781847923677
Edition2016
ISBN1847923674
Height803 mm
Length543 mm
Width102 mm
Weight79 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages256
Package Quantity200
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-12-16
PublisherBodley Head
Release Date2016-12-16
StudioBodley Head
Sales Rank168
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