When Breath Becomes Air

Awards:   Long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK) Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 2017 Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017 (UK) Short-listed for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 Short-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK) Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 2017. Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.
Author:   Paul Kalanithi
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9781847923677


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Format:   Hardback
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When Breath Becomes Air


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Awards

  • Long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 2017
  • Short-listed for Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2017 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016
  • Short-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 2017.
  • Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

Overview

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 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 u the brain u 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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Author:   Paul Kalanithi
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   The Bodley Head Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 20.40cm
Weight:   0.376kg
ISBN:  

9781847923677


ISBN 10:   1847923674
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 February 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Temporarily unavailable   Availability explained
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Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful. -- Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal Thanks to When Breath Becomes Air, those of us who never met Paul Kalanithi will both mourn his death and benefit from his life. This one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor - I would recommend it to anyone, everyone. -- Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto A tremendous book, crackling with life, animated by wonder and by the question of how we should live. Paul Kalanithi lived and died in the pursuit of excellence, and by this testimonial, he achieved it. -- Gavin Francis Dr Kalanithi describes, clearly and simply, and entirely without self-pity, his journey from innocent medical student to professionally detached and all-powerful neurosurgeon to helpless patient, dying from cancer. He learns lessons about the reality of illness and the doctor-patient relationship that most doctors only learn in old age but Paul Kalanithi died at the tragically early age of 37. Every doctor should read this book - written by a member of our own tribe, it helps us understand and overcome the barriers we all erect between ourselves and our patients as soon as we are out of medical school -- Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm


Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful. -- Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal Thanks to When Breath Becomes Air, those of us who never met Paul Kalanithi will both mourn his death and benefit from his life. This one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor - I would recommend it to anyone, everyone. -- Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto


Author Information

PAUL KALANITHI was a neurosurgeon and writer. He held degrees in English literature, human biology, and history and philosoiphy of science and medicine from Stanford and Cambridge universities before graduating from Yale School of Medicine. He also received the American Academy of Neuirological Surgery's highest award for research. His reflections on doctoring and illness have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Paris Review Daily. Kalanithi died in March 2015, aged 37. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, and their daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.

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