Paul Kalanithi was a neurosurgeon who’s memoir, a deeply analysis on life and death after discovering he suffers from a severe cancer, becomes a world-wide famous book.
“When breath becomes air”, bestseller in USA first, is now one of the most emotional, bitter-sweet and contemplative books you could ever read.
Discover a mortal illness and start writing about your feelings
Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon, but also a passionate about literature, discovers he suffers of an inoperable lung cancer at the age of 36. The cliche of a doctor who actually saved many lives, now suffering of such a cruel cancer is tougher, as Paul Kalanithi had all the life, youthness and family plans in front of him.
The proccess of him transforming from doctor to patient, the struggles he had in his family, the power to talk about death and face it, all these and many others are contoured in such a thoughtful manner.
With his last powers and words, Paul Kalanithi writes down about all his feelings, his memories and fears, untill his last day of life: “Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when.”
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