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A brilliant, inspiring exploration of how to live a meaningful life in the face of death.
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 naÃ¯ve ...
Fairfax station , VA
"So heartbraking in the best way possible. Passed on to my mom."
San Mateo, CA
"This is the redemption of a life lived full. Tear jerker but a deeply uplifting, warming book."
"Sad but touching. Wish the author was still alive to see how much his work meant to people."
New York, NY
"It was so beautifully written. Even though, I knew he would die and remained hopeful throughout the book. I felt a loss."
"What can I say. It is a precious, heartbreaking gem. No doubt, I will reread it. Blessings and love to Paul's family. What a wonderful gift he left you and all of us."
"I really can't recommend this book HIGHLY enough. It avoids being maudlin; there's beauty, grace, and wisdom within the pages. I Will gift this book often."
"Could not put it down. And not just a tear jerker but well written and thought peovoking"
South Easton, MA
"Incredible story, every medical profession should have to read this. "
New York, NY
"WOW. This book will break your heart and fill it at the same time. I openly sobbed while reading it. Anyone who is looking for a new take on what it really means to live should read this book. "
"This is a truly tragic story,,but what nobility!!!"