When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This poignant memoir is a reflection on life and death by a young neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He grapples with the role reversal from doctor to patient, and confronts the reality of his mortality. The narrative explores the intersection of medicine and philosophy, and the meaning of life when faced with death. Despite his deteriorating health, he continues to find joy in his relationships and work, leaving behind a powerful message about the value of every moment.

The 4467th greatest book of all time


Published
2016
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
200-300
Words
84,000
Original Language
English

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