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When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)

By Kalanithi, Paul

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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable . (New York Times). At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalani...thi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
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ISBN 9781784701994
Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784701994
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 3 Jan 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kalanithi, Paul
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
History Of Science
Coping With Illness
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 617.48092
Weight 181g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Nervous system - Surgery - United states, Lungs - Cancer - Patients - United States, Physician and patient - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education