Friday, January 19, 2018

When Breathe Becomes Air - A quick book review

I have never been one to read autobiographies but I am glad I have read this one. Had it not been on the Paper & Glam Reading List for 2018 I would not have.

If you have looked back you will have noticed that I accept death and have been prepared for it for awhile though I really need to do the money stuff. This man's courageousness blew me away.

A Teaser:

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. 

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all.

I hope you read it! 

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