When Breath Becomes Air

What makes a life worth, living in the face of dead. Nominiert: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017, Nominiert: Wellcome Book Prize 2017

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This book is the New York Times Number One Bestseller. The Sunday Times Number one 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 Kalanithi 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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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 05.01.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78470-199-4
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/2,2 cm
Gewicht 179 g
Verkaufsrang 450
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A wonderful piece of work that touches the heart
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When Breath becomes Air is an incredible book that tugs at the heartstrings. It is written beautifully and shows the hardship of becomming a doctor, dealing with illness and being diagnosed with a terminal disease. The Epilogue from Pauls wife Lucy is especially emotional, as she portrays his last... When Breath becomes Air is an incredible book that tugs at the heartstrings. It is written beautifully and shows the hardship of becomming a doctor, dealing with illness and being diagnosed with a terminal disease. The Epilogue from Pauls wife Lucy is especially emotional, as she portrays his last few days on earth. I could not stop the tears from streaming down my face. Beautifully written. This book explains alot of everyday situations from the medical world. A must read for every mecidal student, doctor ect.